Access Environmental and Climate Science Access to HE Diploma Level 3

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This course is for you if you are passionate about the Earth and all it encompasses. With this qualification, you will acquire knowledge of fields techniques, lab techniques, pollution, water management and genetics, deepening your understanding of the environment and climate. You will explore a variety of units across biology, chemistry, mathematics and environmental sciences ensuring you acquire the knowledge needed to succeed in the exciting science sector. Progression may include higher education options such as a relevant degree in geology, environmental sciences, ecology or marine biology.


Units / Modules

Ecological field techniques Water resources Atmospheric pollution and sunlight Energy resources Water pollution Algebra, logarithms, statistics and calculus The cellular factory Enthalpy, rates and redox Organic chemistry Genetics and evolution Systems physiology

Benefits / Skills

The topics you study will span environmental sciences, mathematics, chemistry and biology.

Entry Requirements

Two or more GCSEs at grade 4 or above including English and maths. You will also need a successful interview and should be aged 19 years or above.

Career Progression

Progression may include a relevant degree such as geology, environmental sciences, ecology or marine biology to name a few.

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Course Details


1 year

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Full time

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Course Fee (16-18)

No fee

School of Applied Science
Leeds City College
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