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Pre-Access to Higher Education – Science S037

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How do I apply?

Apply Online: http://www.wmc.ac.uk/course/37926/apply  Apply Online

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Application Form to be returned to Student Services

How long does the course last?

1 year, full-time

Level

This is a level 2 course.

Course outline

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.

Course details

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 or grade 4 or above).

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.

  • Chemistry and Our Earth
  • Energy and Our Universe
  • Biology and our Environment
  • Optional Units

  • Applications of Chemical Substances
  • Applications of Physical Sciences
  • Health Applications of Life Sciences
  • The Living Body
  • Science in Medicine
  • Chemical Analysis and Detection
  • Entry guidelines

    Relevant level 1 qualification with either GCSE maths or English at Grade 4/C or above or 3 GCSEs including GCSE maths or English at Grade 4/C or above.

    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.

    Additional Information

    In order to progress to Access to HE you will need GCSE A* - C (grade 4 or above) in both English and mathematics.

    Where can I progress to?

    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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    Assessment Method

    Assessment is through assignments.

    When does this course run?

    Starting 4th Sep 17

    Ends 29th Jun 18

    Ref: S037J001

    Fees

    If you are aged 19 or over:

    Fee : £1025.00

    Depending on your personal circumstances, this course could be FREE for you. Please see our Fees and Discounts leaflet for details, or call 0151 551 7777.

    The fee quoted is for the academic year 2016-17. Course fees for 2017-18 will be confirmed in due course.

    Planned Timetable
    Day Times Campus
    Wednesday 09:00 — 15:00 12 Quays
    Thursday 09:00 — 16:00 12 Quays
    Friday 09:00 — 15:30 12 Quays

    Starting 3rd Sep 18

    Ends 28th Jun 19

    Ref: S037K001

    Fees

    If you are aged 19 or over:

    Fee : £1025.00

    Depending on your personal circumstances, this course could be FREE for you. Please see our Fees and Discounts leaflet for details, or call 0151 551 7777.

    The fee quoted is for the academic year 2016-17. Course fees for 2017-18 will be confirmed in due course.

    For advice and guidance, please contact Student Services on 0151 551 7777 or call in to our Conway Park Campus from 10am to 4pm, with late opening on Tuesdays to 7pm during term-time.

    This information was current on 16th October, 2017 and may be subject to change.

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