Level 3 - Access to Higher Education Diploma
Students must complete 45 credits of subject specialist units at Level 3 as follows;
Cell Biology, Physiological Processes, Homeostasis, Inheritance
Ecology, Plant Bilogy and Nutrient Cycling, Horticultural Science, Biogeography
Animal Behaviour and Welfare Physiology, Animal Health, Immunity and Disease
Parametric and Non-parametric Hypothesis Testing, Use of Statistics
Practical Science Project
Students must also complete 15 credits of Academic Preparation Skills as follows:
Introduction to Scientific Method, Academic Writing Skills, Developing Skills for Examinations
ICT Presentation Software, ICT Skills and Uses for Higher Education.
This course is designed for adult learners wishing to apply for Higher Education courses in the UK, but who do not have suitable qualifications for degree level entry (A Levels, Level 3 vocational awards). You will need to demonstrate you have English and Maths skills at Level 2 either through GCSE certificates at A*-C or Level 2 equivalents. However, there is an option to additional GCSE sessions for English and maths to help you achieve the right level if needed.
UCAS application to science based Higher Education courses. Progression to a recognised Higher Education course in the UK will mean that the Student Loan Company will effectively remove your Advanced Learning Loan from your account and you will carry no fees forward into your loans that cover your HE coruse tuition fees. Further information is available from https://www.gov.uk/advanced-learning
The Access to HE course is designed for entry to Higher Education. This diploma will meet the entry requirements for HE courses at Kingston Maurward in Animal Behaviour and Welfare, Marine Ecology and Conservation, Equine management, Countryside Management and Agriculture Science. It will also meet entry requirements for other HE courses across the UK but 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 Access to HE course meet the requirements.
Dates & Fees
|Start Date||End Date||Start Time||End Time||Mode of Attendance||Days of the Week||No of sessions|
|16-Sep-19||07-Jun-20||9.15 a.m.||4.45 p.m.||Part Time||Mon, Tue, Fri||10|
|Total Fee Full Cost||Total Fee 19-23||Total Fee 24+|
Course fees for learners can be covered by the Advanced Learning Loan but you can make contributions to your fees. If students have not studied at Level 3 previously they may be eligible for funding if in receipt of certain benefits.
General Stationery will be useful for the course. For some practical elements students may need suitable outdoor clothing. For Lab based practical work students are advised to purchase their own lab coat.
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