If you are returning to study after a break in your education, this course is designed to increase your knowledge and confidence. It will offer a progression route to an Access to Higher Education course or to other Level 3 courses.
The Pre-Access Science programme is based on the nationally recognised BTEC (First) Level 2 Diploma in Applied Science which is equivalent to 4 GCSEs (Grades A* - C). This Diploma provides a progression route to further study or employment. The BTEC (First) Level 2 Diploma is made up of 9 units i.e 3 mandatory core units and 6 optional units. The contents of these units includes Biology (mainly Human Biology), Chemistry and Physics. Core mandatory units.
At least one GCSEs at Grade A* - C (grade 4 or above) in English or maths.
Applicants must be at least 19 years old when they commence study and must have an interest in Science. You should be considering taking an Access to HE course in the future.
If English is not your first language, you may need an assessment before enrolling on this course. To discuss further, please contact the ESOL department on 0151 551 7144.
Assessment is through assignments.
In order to progress to Access to HE you will need GCSE A* - C in both English and mathematics.
Progression to Access to Higher Education (Science) course, which is a level three course providing a recognised qualification for entry to University degree courses. The course will also provide improved job opportunities because of the enhancement of your GCSE-equivalent profile.
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For advice and guidance, please contact Student Services on 0151 551 7777 or call into our Conway Park Campus Monday to Friday from 10am to 4pm (all year round) and Wednesdays and Thursdays 10am-6.30pm (term time only).
This information was current on 22nd November, 2017 and may be subject to change.