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Key Facts

Level:
Level 3
Subject Sector:
2.1 Science
Credits:
60
Qualification No:
QAA160145
Price:
£135.00 per learner
Age Range:
19+

Qualification Summary

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.

Access to HE Sciene for Technology

Units

Graded Academic Mandatory

Students must achieve all credits from this group.

Application of Nuclear Physics

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU006078
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Chemical Basics and Atomic Structure

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU006146
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Fundamental Chemistry

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
6
Unit No:
QU006301
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Heat, Electricity and Magnetism

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU006391
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Introduction to Organic Chemistry

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU006603
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Numerical Techniques for Science

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU006675
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Physics Fundamentals: Practical

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU006785
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Physics Fundamentals: Theory

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU006797
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Physics: Forces and Energy

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU006759
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Quantitative Chemistry

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU006909
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Trigonometry

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
6
Unit No:
QU007852
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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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Computer Data Protection

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU026150
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Examination Skills

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU007580
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Mathematics for Science

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU013859
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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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Presenting Information Using ICT

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU027084
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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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Report Writing

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU014103
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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

40006414

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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Assignment briefs

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