Science Access

In London

Price on request
  • Typology

    A Level

  • Location

    London

Description

This course is for you if you have been out of education for a number of years; You may be suited to this course if you have left school with few qualifications but now feel like returning to study; You may wish to progress to higher education for a career in a scientific or technological subject. This course may also be of interest to you if your overseas qualification is not accepted for.

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Location

Starts

London
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Dudden Hill Lane, NW10 2XD

Starts

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To take into account

You will be assessed on your English and Maths skills at interview. You should be at a minimum of Basic/Key Skills Level 1 in Communication and Application of Number. However particular strengths identified at the interview will be taken into consideration. After applying you will have an interview to determine which course is suitable for your needs and abilities. Minimum Literacy Level:...

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Course programme

Qualification Name:Access To Higher Education Diploma: Science
Course Name:Science Access
Course Code:BYAS
Centre:Willesden
Applies to:Adults
Availability:Full Time (Monday to Wednesday 9am to 5pm)

Who is this course for?
This course is for you if you have been out of education for a number of years; You may be suited to this course if you have left school with few qualifications but now feel like returning to study; You may wish to progress to higher education for a career in a scientific or technological subject. This course may also be of interest to you if your overseas qualification is not accepted for entry into a degree course in the U.K.

What are the entry requirements?
You will be assessed on your English and Maths skills at interview. You should be at a minimum of Basic/Key Skills Level 1 in Communication and Application of Number. However particular strengths identified at the interview will be taken into consideration.
After applying you will have an interview to determine which course is suitable for your needs and abilities.
  • Minimum Literacy Level: Level 2

  • Reading: You can read and summarise information by selecting and using different types of documents to obtain relevant information; skim and scan documents to gain a general idea of content and identify the information you need; recognise the writer's intentions and identify the main points, ideas and lines of reasoning; summarise information to suit your purpose. Writing: You can present relevant information in a format that suits your purpose; structure your writing to help readers follow and understand your main points; spell, punctuate and use grammar accurately; construct complex sentences and make your meaning clear.
  • Minimum Numeracy Level: Level 2

  • Interpret information: You can read and understand tables, charts, graphs and diagrams; read and understand numbers used in different ways; estimate amounts and proportions; make accurate observations and select appropriate methods to get the results you need. Carry out calculations: You can carry out calculations involving two or more steps, with numbers of any size, with and without a calculator; work with and convert between fractions, decimals and percentages; convert measurements between systems (e.g. pounds to kilograms); work out areas and volumes; work out dimensions from scale drawings; use proportions and calculate ratios where appropriate; compare sets of data of an appropriate size and use range to describe the spread within sets of data.


What qualification will I receive?
The course is kite marked and validated by the National Open College Network (NOCN). If successful, you will be awarded a London Open College Network Diploma.

Where can it lead?
Past students have either completed or are studying for various degrees in British Universities, e.g. in Astro Physics, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Pharmacy, Physiotherapy, Radiography, Nutrition and Dietetics, Mathematics, Computer Science, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Aeronautical Engineering and Electronics with Music.

What will I study?
You will study the core modules : Mathematics, Information Technology and Study Skills. In addition, you will follow the Science pathway. You will study Biology and Chemistry in the Science pathway.

How will I be taught?
There is a range of teaching methods to suit your learning style including lectures, practicals, independent research, group work, practical work and private study. You will able to access course information via the Web, using the College's Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). It should be noted that a substantial commitment to private studies is needed to assure success.

How will I be assessed?
You will be assessed throughout the year using a range of methods including Course Work, Written Assignments and Examinations.

What support is available while I am on the course?
You will be allocated a personal tutor and attend tutorial sessions. With your tutor you will establish and monitor your Individual Learning Plan. You will have access to the College's extensive support facilities, including advice, guidance and learning resources.

What will it cost?
Full Time Overseas FeesUp to £4500*
UK Home FeesUp to £1865*
Age under 19 on 31st August of the year you start your course? Study forFREE.

On income-based benefit? You could study for only £30.

Cost & Availability - Please be aware that certain courses are not subject to concessions.

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