The design of this programme 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 proposed Diploma will create a standardised approach to the Technology route.
HEI colleagues expressed the need for Science for Technology to be inclusive of chemistry and physics related academic content. In doing this the content straddles a range of physics and chemistry perspectives, including quantitative chemistry, organic chemistry, heat and energy, forces, nuclear physics. It is hoped that this focused science pathway will increase opportunity to enter focused science degree pathways. Historically this has been difficult in some areas with a very generalist science qualification.
This pathway also includes some higher maths
Why choose this qualification?
Following successful completion of this Diploma, learners will be able to progress to University to study a range of technology and science pathways, including science and ICT, science with computing, engineering, and science studies.