Kingston Maurward College is pleased to announce the launch of its Level 3 Access to Higher Education Diploma (Science). This course is designed for adult learners wishing to apply for Higher Education – degree level courses – in the UK, but who do not currently have suitable qualifications i.e. A Levels or Level 3 vocational awards.
Students will need to demonstrate they have English and Maths skills at Level 2 either through GCSEs A*- C or Level 2 equivalents. However, there is an option to do additional GCSE sessions for English and Maths to help students achieve the required level if needed.
The Access to Higher Education Diploma is one of the key entry routes in degree level study in the UK for learners over 19 years. Adult learners with a key aim to gain entry to Higher Education courses but who have not studied to the required level to be considered for degree courses will need to complete an Access to Higher Education Diploma.
Kingston Maurward is a land-based college that offers foundation degrees in environmental and life sciences, and this new course reflects this. Course content follows a purely science route in a broad range of subjects from biology and animal welfare, to scientific method and statistical analysis. It also covers key areas for study skills development to prepare students for progression to university level, such as research skills, presentation skills and examination preparation.
This diploma will meet the entry requirements for the Higher Education courses at Kingston Maurward: Animal Behaviour and Welfare, Marine Ecology and Conservation, Equine Management, Countryside Management, Veterinary Nursing, Para-veterinary Studies and Horticulture. It will also meet entry requirements for other Higher Education courses across the UK – students are advised to seek clarification on the exact requirements for any course they are considering applying for to ensure the units offered on this course meet the requirements.
Students aged 19-23 will pay course fees at a reduced rate fee. If students have not studied at Level 3 previously they may also be eligible for funding if in receipt of certain benefits. Course fees for learners over 24 years of age can be covered by the 24+ learning loan, and students can also make contributions to their fees.