Access to Higher Education Diploma - Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Sciences - Level 3 - Westminster Kingsway College

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Access to Higher Education Diploma - Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Sciences - Level 3

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Course Title Access to Higher Education Diploma - Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Sciences - Level 3
Start Date 9th September 2019
Location Soho
Duration 36 Weeks
Attendance DAY:
Fees Fee details on enquiry. All learners are fee-assessed at enrolment
All fees will be confirmed when you enrol onto your course. All students are fee assessed at enrolment

Course Content

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Short Description
About the Course

This is a popular Access to Higher Education Diploma programme which provides learners with the skills and knowledge required for progression to Higher Education.

What you will study

You will study modules in Study Skills, Biology, Chemistry and Maths.

On the course, you will learn study skills such as note-taking, essay writing, reading and research, preparation for exams and oral presentation. You will be supported throughout the course by a personal tutor who will also give you guidance in applying for Higher Education courses.

Module units available:

Study Skills

  • Finding & Reading Information
  • Report Writing
  • Note Taking - Note Making
  • Reading and Comprehension of Scientific Writing
  • Writing & Delivering Seminar Papers

Biology

  • The Blood
  • Human Biology
  • Human Physiology
  • The Cardiovascular System
  • Cells

Chemistry

  • Introduction to Matter
  • Amount (Mole) of Substance
  • Chemical Energetics
  • Chemical Bonding
  • Oxidation and Reduction
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Practical Scientific Project

Maths

  • Handling Scientific Data
  • Algebra
Access Method

All module units are Level 3. To pass the Diploma you must achieve 60 credits. -You will do a variety of coursework assignments, tests and examinations throughout the course, which are set and marked by your teachers and externally moderated by OCN London.

Progression

Successful completion of this course could enable you to progress to Higher Education courses in Pharmaceutical Sciences or the field of Bio-Medical Sciences.

Students who do not have GCSE Maths work towards an equivalent qualification as part of the Access to Higher Education Diploma.

All fees will be confirmed when you enrol onto your course. All students are fee assessed at enrolment

Entry Requirements

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Entry Requirement

This course is suitable for students aged 21 or over. Applicants aged 19 or 20 will also be considered if you have experience outside of full-time education, for example through work or travel.

Applicants will be assessed through an application, interview and tests in English and Maths.

GCSE requirements for Access applicants:

In order to progress to certain Higher Education courses, you may require GCSE English and/or GCSE Maths to fulfil your university entry requirements.

Ideally, you will already have GCSE Maths and English at grade A*-C. However, we understand that not all students meet this requirement and so you will be considered for an Access course if you have one GCSE at grade A*-C in Maths or English and the other at grade D.

A GCSE or functional skills course will be offered as an additional option for the Access course - please note that some GCSE classes may be delivered in the evening.

If you don't have any GCSEs or equivalent qualifications then we will be able to recommend you for another course based on the results of your initial assessment at interview.

All fees will be confirmed when you enrol onto your course. All students are fee assessed at enrolment

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All fees will be confirmed when you enrol onto your course. All students are fee assessed at enrolment
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