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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 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.
- Chemistry and Our Earth
- Energy and Our Universe
- Biology and our Environment
Core mandatory units.
- Applications of Chemical Substances
- Applications of Physical Sciences
- Health Applications of Life Sciences
- The Living Body
- Science in Medicine
- Chemical Analysis and Detection
You should be considering taking an Access to HE course in the future and will be expected to study English and/or Maths, alongside Pre Access, if you have not already achieved a grade 9-4 (A*-C).
3 GCSEs at grades 3/D or above (must be Science, Maths and English) or a relevant Level 1 qualification with maths and English at Grade 3/D or above.
Satisfactory interview, assessment, school report and/or satisfactory reference.
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 (grade 4 or above) 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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Starting 1st September 2021 - Ending - 24th June 2022
If you are aged 19 or over:
Fee : £1075.00
This course is FREE if you are - aged 19+ and live in the Liverpool City Region. If you are aged 19+ and live outside the Liverpool City Region, you are unemployed/in receipt of eligible benefits, or in work earning less than £17,004 annual gross salary, or you are aged 19-23 and have not already achieved a full level 2 qualification, this course is FREE. Please see our Fees and Discounts leaflet for details, or call 0151 551 7777.
The fee quoted is for the academic year 2020-21.
For advice and guidance, please contact Student Services via our online enquiry form