Access to Science Access Foundation Diploma | Level 2

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This course provides foundation knowledge with experience of laboratory practical work in biology and chemistry. You will also learn the academic skills needed to succeed at university. This course is designed to provide progression on to the Access to HE Science programme. With this course, you’ll learn the fundamentals of biological systems and chemical reactions. You’ll study a range of biology and chemical topics such as the cellular factory and enthalpy rates and redox. You’ll also strengthen your academic skills ready for progression.

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Who is this course for?

Are you looking to pursue your favourite subject at university but don’t quite meet the entry requirements? Designed for adult learners, our Access to HE qualifications bridge the gap between GCSEs and higher education and are recognised by many universities in the UK. We also have a selection of Access foundation programmes that prepare you for our Access to HE courses. Didn’t get your GCSEs or need them to be higher? Our Access Foundation GCSE programme will support you with achieving passes in five GCSEs.

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1 year

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