What courses can I do after this?
There are many excellent opportunities for students to continue studying. Many students have gone on to study subjects such as Physiotherapy, Medical Sciences, Psychology, Dietetics, Osteopathy, Nutrition, Pharmacy, Aerospace Engineering and Biosciences. Environmental Health, Marine Biology and Ecology were also popular destinations last year.
To do this course you should have...
Students are admitted to the programme by application form and formal interview, with a further guidance interview where appropriate. Where necessary, evidence of your determination to succeed may be required. Applicants must be able to work at Level 2 or above for literacy and numeracy, producing certificates/evidence of this at interview.
For those with English as a second language either IETLS 5.5 or successful completion of The College language assessment is required.
We can support you in identifying how you can improve these skills, if necessary.
What about work experience?
No specific work experience is required to apply for this course.
International entry requirements
|Course Code||Start Date||Costs 19-23 (with concessions)||Costs 19+ (no concessions)|
* Please note fees are subject to change.
Course cost £3,384
For tuition and accommodation fees please visit www.thecollege.co.uk/international/courses/tuition-fees and our International Operations team can offer you advice and guidance before and during your studies.
Subjects studied may include:
- Environmental and Earth Sciences
- Higher maths (dependent on level 2 progression)
More about the course
The Access to HE Science Diploma is delivered at the North Road site in Poole.
The College Helpline: 01202 205205
Course Administrator: 01202 205217
Depending on your age and circumstances you may be entitled to receive significant financial help and/or benefits, and in some cases you may be able to attend the course at no cost to you.
Any student who does not have a full level 3 qualification (such as A levels) and is aged 19 - 23 is eligble for support to reduce their fees. The amount will vary according to individual circumstances, so please contact us on 01202 205205 for help. If you have an A level or similar qualification, please talk to the Adult Guidance Team as other courses may be more suitable for you.
Students who enrol on an Access to HE Diploma will normally be eligible to receive a Advanced Learning Loan. This is a new loan facility that is administered and issued on behalf of the government by the Student Loan Company. It means you don't need to make any payments up front and you won't need to make any repayments until your earnings are over £21,000 a year.
If you take out an Advanced Learning Loan to cover the cost of your Access to HE Diploma and then progress to sucessfully complete your degree, the Government will write off the loan that covered your Access course. This means you could study an Access to HE Diploma for free.
There is an online guide that explains qualification levels. You can find it at:
The College's extensive facilities include excellent resource centres offering access to the Internet, CDs, videos, audio visual packages and CD Rom, as well as a stock of over 75,000 books and periodicals. Study areas/quiet rooms are available and there is also an area dedicated to careers reference material.