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Key Facts

Level:
Level 3
Subject Sector:
2.1 Science
Credits:
60
Qualification No:
QAA160144
Price:
£135.00 per learner
Age Range:
19+

Qualification Summary

The design of this Diploma has been drawn from existing successful Access to Science Diplomas and with consultation with HEI colleagues.

The current Gateway Qualifications Access to HE Science provision covers 10 differing science routes, all of which are different and diverse in approach. From analysis of the LEP priorities and HE science progression routes, it became clear that science is being prioritised along technology and bioscience routes. This Diploma offers a standardised approach to the Bioscience route.

HEI colleagues expressed the need for Science for Bioscience to be inclusive of primarily biology related academic content. In doing this the content straddles a range of biology perspectives. The focus is not only human biology, but also includes medical, chemical and environmental/ecosystems biological perspectives.


Why choose this qualification?

This Diploma will prepare learners for the demands of study at university or in some other form of training or employment within the bioscience, and pharmaceutical sectors, environmental science and conservations studies.

Access to HE Science for Bioscience

Units

Graded Academic Mandatory

Students must achieve 39 credits from this group.

Basic Human Physiology

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU006084
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Biochemistry

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU006088
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Cell Theory and Microbiology

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU006134
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Ecosystems and Human Influences

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU006249
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Genetics and Evolution

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU006355
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Introduction to Human Biology

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU006587
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Mathematics For Scientists

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
6
Unit No:
QU006182
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Microbiology and Health

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
6
Unit No:
QU006645
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Physical Science - Environmental Health and Medical Physics

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU006751
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Science of Life

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
6
Unit No:
QU006985
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Graded Academic Optional

Students must achieve 6 credits from this group.

Practical Scientific Project

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
6
Unit No:
QU010142
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Research Project - Methodology

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
6
Unit No:
QU007933
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Research: Practical Investigation Project

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
6
Unit No:
QU018310
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Ungraded Units

Students must achieve 15 credits from this group.

Academic Reading Skills

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU018346
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Academic Writing Skills

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU025276
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Application of Number - Interpreting and Presenting Information

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU007486
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Communication - Speaking and Listening

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU007560
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Examination Skills

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU007580
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Optimising Examination Performance

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU025280
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Practical Science Skills

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU010772
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Preparation for Higher Education

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU025532
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Presentation Skills

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU018352
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Presenting Information Using ICT

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU027084
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Professional Interpersonal Skills

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU025402
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Promoting Wellbeing and Building Resilience

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU028487
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References and Reliability of Sources

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU026344
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Self Assessment and Personal Tutorial

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
6
Unit No:
QU007654
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Spreadsheets

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU011467
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Writing reports

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU026155
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QAA aim code

40006402

Funding information

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Additional funding information for Access to HE

  • Access to HE is eligible for funding as part of the legal entitlement offer.
  • Access to HE is eligible for funding via Advanced Learner Loans and appears on the Advanced Learner Loans catalogues published by the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA).
  • Access to HE Diplomas are designed for adult learners aged 19+ and the ESFA only funds young people on these programmes by exception, as stated in paragraph 149, page 39 of the Funding guidance for young people 2020 to 2021.

We have done our best to collate and summarise the key information, and wherever possible we alert our providers to changes in funding policy.

This funding information is provided in good faith and it is always advisable to check directly with the funding agencies before committing to delivery.

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