Level 2 Certificate in Essential Skills: Science

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This course provides foundation knowledge of biology, chemistry and physics. 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 about the concepts of human physiology, the different types of chemical reactions and the the types of electric circuits. You’ll study a range of topics including; the chemistry of life, the basics of acids and alkalis and the concepts of waves. 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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Full time

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Course Fee (16-18)

No fee

Course Facts

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By 2024, the science, engineering, and production technician sector in Leeds is predicted to grow by 2.3%. (EMSI, 2019)

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