Access to HE Diploma , Level 3
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Did you know!

  • An exciting, one of a kind course.
  • Potential to study Medicine at University.
  • Experienced specialist tutors, and a small group size.

Course Information


This new and exciting specialist Access to Medicine Access to HE Diploma Level 3 is a one year course designed for adult (19+) learners who want to progress to university to study Medicine or medical sciences. You will deepen your understanding of Biology, Chemistry and Maths, in a dedicated laboratory with specialist tutors as well as advancing your academic skills such as academic writing and practical reports.

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This course not only prepares students to study Medicine or Medical Sciences at University it will also help to improve your practical methods and critical thinking skills.

Who is this course for?

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. This course has been developed for adult learners who want to study medicine or medical sciences at university.

Course units/modules

You will study mandatory units such as:

  • Professional Behaviours for Medicine Practitioners
  • study skills
  • use and comprehension of numerical data

In addition you will study specialist topics such as:

  • Atoms, Ions and Molecules
  • Characteristics and Reactions of Organic Compounds
  • Cellular Structure and Biological Molecules
  • Structures and functions of the major body systems
  • Applications of Scientific
  • Statistical and Epidemiological Problems

Benefits and skills

The study skills units will help you to develop your academic writing, numeracy and research skills. The core modules in biology, chemistry and maths will give you the underpinning knowledge needed for university and a career in medical professions. This course will also help you develop transferable skills valued by employers, including IT, teamwork, communication, problem-solving and time management.

Entry requirements

5 GCSEs at a 5 and above to include English, Maths and 2 Science GCSEs. To have booked either BMAT or UCAT assessments (medical entrance exams). Please note that some universities will require a 6 or above in GCSE Maths, English and Science

Available Apprenticeships and Progression options

Medicine, Medical Sciences degrees, Biology or Chemistry based degrees.

Assessment types

A range of assessment types will be used, including timed assessments, presentations, essays and practical reports.

Course details

Duration: 1 year
Start Date: 09/09/2024
Fees (16-18): No fee
Study Type: Full time
Course Code: 77452-01

Please note that for all courses starting on 9th September, there will be an induction week, WC 2nd September.

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