Mode of study:
Access to HE Diplomas are well established, national qualifications which allow students, without traditional Level 3 qualifications, to apply for degree courses and enter university.
The Science Diploma is suitable for those who have been out of full-time education for some time and aiming to join university or higher education courses. This qualification requires a maturity of approach and a high level of commitment. In addition, applicants need a successful interview and screening and must have sufficient time to devote to their studies.
This is a qualification designed for:
- adults with a current or previous role or interest in Science
- adults seeking a change of direction because of unemployment or lack of career opportunities in their previous field and who have a demonstrable interest in entering a business and/or law related profession.
Access to University is an intensive study programme; you must be completely committed to hard work and are required to maintain full attendance (100%) throughout the course.
Good English and Maths skills are essential for success in studying and for future employment prospects therefore, Croydon College ensures that these skills are developed in all learning opportunities.
This programme is very popular complete your application early.
Student will have the opportunity to develop their knowledge about AIDS and HIV.
We offer fantastic extra-curricular activities such as Macmillan fund raising and Walking for health at Macmillan Resource Centre at Croydon University Hospital and many more volunteering opportunities to support your Personal Statement.
Career Opportunities & Further Study
Learners primarily progress to Higher Education study in areas related to Science. These may include some of the following areas of Degree level study: Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Pharmacy, Radiography, Biomedical Sciences, Ecology, Nutrition, Mathematics and a range of related degrees.
In addition, internal progression to Foundation Degree in Public Health and Social care degree at the Croydon’s University Centre, progressing towards their career goals in friendly and familiar surroundings.
The core subjects for Access to Higher Science Diploma – are study skills, human biology, Maths (Algebra) at Level 3 and chemistry. Tutorial support is also embedded into the programme.
The Access to Science Level 3 course is delivered over two days.
Class tutors will use a variety of assessment methods: formal reports, presentations, written assessments, in-class and practice assessments under controlled conditions, exams, case studies and reflective statements.
All applicants will be required to take an English and Mathematics paper-based assessment, regardless of previous qualifications.
- Candidates are required to have GCSE English Language grade C/4 OR Functional Skills English at Level 2 OR equivalent. Overseas academic qualifications can be accepted on this course.
- A satisfactory reference may be required.
- You will need to sit an assessment and depending on your results, you could study at least one GCSE alongside the Access course. This option is intensive, so you’ll need to be committed to studying the extra hours.
Universities are increasingly asking for GCSEs or Functional Skills (Level 2) as part of their entry criteria please note that it is the responsibility of the student to ensure their current and future qualifications comply with the entry requirements of any university to which they intend to progress.
All applicants will be interviewed to ensure that the course is the right choice based on previous educational and work experience.
You need to have evidence that you meet general discretionary Learner Support Funds or 19+ Advanced Learning Loan bursary fund criteria.
- Check if you’re eligible(link here to https://www.gov.uk/advanced-learner-loan/eligibility) before you apply for an Advanced Learner Loan.
- Apply for the Advanced Learner Loan (Click here to go to https://logon.slc.co.uk/cas/login?_locale=en_GB&service=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.student-finance.service.gov.uk%2Fcustomer%2Fhome%2Fpages)
- Contact Student Finance – Click here link (https://www.gov.uk/contact-student-finance-england)
Repaying your loan:
Access to Higher Education (HE) course: Student Finance England will ‘write off’ any outstanding Advanced Learner Loan balances you owe for an Access to HE course once you complete a higher education course. This means you do not have to repay it.
How To Apply
Use the below link to apply for the above course.