Access to HE Diploma (Science) – DISTANCE

Course Code

At application, this course can be found under the Adult & Part Time >> Access category 

Why study this course?

The SCIENCE Access to HE (Distance) course is extremely useful for students wishing to pursue a career in any Science and some Health fields.

Learners progress into a range of courses, for example:

The course provides a pathway onto a variety of Higher Education degree courses at different universities or HNC/ HND in Halesowen College. Students have access to a wide range of science degrees at excellent universities, including: Radiography, Physiotherapy, Biomedical Science (Birmingham City University), Nutrition and Dietetics (Coventry University), Marine Biology Biodiversity (Swansea University), Nursing and Physiotherapy (Wolverhampton University).

Course content

The course includes a range of different modules designed to give the students relevant skills and knowledge required to progress onto a chosen degree course. Along with the three main modules (Biology, Chemistry and Physics) students will also work on their Study Techniques.

Entry requirements

Applicants require a GCSE grade C/4 in English Language.

It is desirable to also have GCSE grade C/ 4 in Maths and a Science, you can study one of these alongside your Access Diploma, as you will need it for your degree qualification.


You must have access to a laptop or PC to access the online learning platform, produce your assignments and create PowerPoint presentations.

Start date

This programme has a rolling start – students can enrol at any time as this is a distance learning course.



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