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This course has been designed specifically for mature students who have been out of full-time education for at least one year or do not have the relevant qualifications for entry to higher education.
You will attend college three days a week between 9.30 and 3.00.
You will be assigned a personal tutor who will support you with your UCAS application and personal development.
curriculum is structured so that core study skills units are delivered together
with the cohorts of the other Access courses in the College. The specialist science
units are delivered as individual groups by our Science tutors. There are weekly tutorials where one
to ones take place and you set own targets for development of specific
skills and knowledge, including completion of the UCAS process. Your learning is further supported by Google Classrooms where all resources and assignments are uploaded for you to
As well as the core study skills units, this course has been designed to offer 21 credits in Biology,
15 credits in Chemistry and 9 credits in psychology so that the learner has a good foundation in both subject areas enabling applications to a wide range of biology/chemistry/psychology related degrees.
You will have 45 credits which are graded, 15 credits which are ungraded study skills.
You need to be aged 19+ from the beginning of September.
You should have a minimum of GCSE English and Maths at grade C/4 or Functional Skills Level 2 in English and Maths. All applicants will need to write 500 words on their hobbies or interests, this should also include why you want to apply for Access and what your long term goals are. We will use this submission to assess what support you may need on the Access course.
This course is assessed in a variety of ways with assignments including: presentations, discussions, tests, projects, practical work, problem solving exercises, essays, scientific reports, diagrams and interviews.
This course is designed to get you to University and is worth between 48 and 144 UCAS points (for September entry), depending on the grade you achieve. This Access course can be used for entry to Psychology degree programs.
This course can lead on to a range of University degree courses, for example: