59065 Access to Higher Education - Science Pathway

In Wakefield

Price on request


  • Typology

    Vocational qualification Level 3

  • Location


  • Duration

    2 Years

  • Start



This is a nationally recognised course and students who undertake this pathway then proceed to take degree courses in areas such as dietetics, pharmacy, optometry, radiography, physiotherapy, biochemistry and engineering. Different combinations of units are available for students wishing to progress in biological sciences, physical sciences and engineering. Students are guided on the most appropriate units to take, as well as being supported with their applications to HE and for relevant work experience. The College has close links with regional universities which welcome students from the Access to HE course.

The course is intensive and students should realise that it makes substantial demands in terms of time, commitment and study.

Attendance in lessons is essential as we do not offer distance learning.




Wakefield (West Yorkshire)
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Margaret Street, WF1 2DH


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To take into account

A course to prepare for progression into Higher Education

Entry Requirements GCSEs at grade A*-C in English Language, Mathematics and Science. You will be expected to bring maturity and good organisational skills to the course. All applicants who meet the entry requirements will be interviewed following a written assessment.

The appropriate course information and an application form will be sent out to you shortly, or you will be contacted by email.

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Course programme

What you will Study
You will take three compulsory units:

Study skills
Maths for Scientists
Science Research Project

And three additional subject specific units which can include:

Core Biology
Human Biology

How you will Learn
Study will involve presentations, practical activities, written assignments and discussions.
How you will be Assessed Assessment takes place through course assignments and examinations.

How you will be assessed
Assessment takes place through course assignments and examinations.

It is essential that you meet all deadlines.

Further Study
The majority of students progress to a degree courses, including the competitively-priced Higher Education programmes offered at Wakefield College. The one year HNC in Applied Biology would be an ideal next step if you are looking for a career as a science laboratory technician. Students have progressed to a variety of universities, including Leeds, Leeds Trinity, Huddersfield, Sheffield, Sheffield Hallam, York, Bradford, Hull and Lancaster.

Additional information

Please contact our Course Information Team on 01924 789111 to discuss further details.

59065 Access to Higher Education - Science Pathway

Price on request