Course overview

Science Access to HE City of Bristol College

This one-year, full-time access course will give you the knowledge and study skills to progress into Higher Education.

You may already have some qualifications at GCSE, NVQ, BTEC or A level but not enough to get to university.

Additional information

Who is this course for?

This course is for adults over 19 who want to enter Higher Education. You should already have GCSE maths and English at Grade 4 (C) or above.

What you'll learn

Our access course will equip you with the skills and knowledge to achieve your goal.

You will study a combination of:

  • biology
  • chemistry
  • environmental science
  • geography
  • higher maths (pure / engineering)
  • physics
  • psychology
  • statistics and ICT
  • medical physics.

Course entry requirements

  • GCSE Science, Maths and English at Grade 4 (C) or above
  • Strong desire to study
  • Knowledge of course required at university and the entry requirements
  • Commitment to study full time for a year
  • Good organisation, enthusiasm and motivation

Students wanting to progress to healthcare-related degree programmes (Diagnostic Imaging, Dietetics, Radiography, Radiotherapy, Physiotherapy, Paramedic Science etc) will also need recent work experience (paid or voluntary) in a healthcare setting as there is strong competition for healthcare-related degree places at university.

How is the course delivered and assessed?

  • 15 taught hours per week in college usually spread over three to four days
  • 20 self-study hours per week
  • Three chosen modules to be discussed at interview
  • Support from a personal tutor and study skills are included in the course

Assessment is:

  • Assignment based
  • Coursework
  • Exams

Future career and study opportunities

Previous students have gone on to study: BSc degrees in Architecture, Audiology, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Aided Design, Computing and IT, Diagnostic Imaging, Dietetics, Economics, Education Studies, Engineering, Environmental Studies, Forensic Sciences, Geography, Healthcare Science, Internet Technologies, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Physiological Sciences, Psychology, Radiography, Radiotherapy, Physiotherapy, Paramedic Science and many more BSc Science and Engineering-related degree programmes at within the UK and overseas.

  • We have long-established links with Universities
  • We offer guaranteed consideration for a Foundation Degree at City of Bristol College
  • It is essential that you know what you want to study at University or college and the entry requirements for this year
  • We recommend you visit Universities on their Open Days

You should thoroughly research your intended University course and its entry requirements before you apply for an access course.

Additional costs

As a City of Bristol College student, you may incur additional costs to attend your course. For example, it is likely you may need to pay for travel and stationery.

Many courses offer learning opportunities that you may need to pay for. This may include things like study visits and visiting speakers. We will let you know in advance if there will be additional costs.

If you are on a limited income, you may be able to receive help from our Learner Support Funding Bursary.

To keep everyone safe, we’ve reduced the number of people in our buildings at one time. Most of our courses include sessions taught at the college supported by online learning. 

Fees and applications

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Science Access to HE Ashley Down Centre
Bristol
Course Code
LBF1289A01-1
Dates
06/09/2021 - 08/07/2022
Duration
1 years
Days
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Hours per week
14.00
Start Time
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Location
Ashley Down Centre
Fee
This course costs £3384. You may be able to study for free, if you are aged 19 to 23 and do not hold a full Level 3 qualification. You can also apply for a loan to cover your fees. Please contact us to discuss your payment options or visit our financial support page.
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Course Code Dates Duration Days Hours per week Start Time Location Fee
LBF1289A01-1 06/09/2021 - 08/07/2022 1 years Enquire 14.00 Enquire Ashley Down Centre
This course costs £3384. You may be able to study for free, if you are aged 19 to 23 and do not hold a full Level 3 qualification. You can also apply for a loan to cover your fees. Please contact us to discuss your payment options or visit our financial support page.
Apply

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