Is this the course for you?
Are you aged 19 or over? Do you want to develop knowledge, skills, and techniques that can lead to employment in the science industry? Do you already work in a science-based role and want to upskill? Do you have dreams of progressing to Higher Education and gaining a degree? Are you worried that you lack the formal qualifications to achieve your goals? If you answered yes to any of those questions, then you're in the right place, because this is the course for you.
The Level 2 Pre-Access Diploma in Science is designed for mature learners (19+) who want to gain industry knowledge, and transferable study skills, in order to progress on to Level 3 qualifications including Access to Higher Education Diplomas in science-related subjects.
On this course you will experience a mix of theoretical study in the principles and practices of science, and hands-on practical experiments at our state-of-the-art laboratory facilities. You will develop knowledge in fascinating and varied topics.
More than just increasing your industry-specific knowledge and skills, this course will also prepare you for further study at a higher level, by teaching you study skills and research techniques; information technology applications; improved English skills; and applying mathematics to scientific study.
What modules will you do?
You will develop knowledge, skills, and techniques in areas such as:
- Scientific principles
- Science and the world at work
- Scientific experimentation
- Forensic science applications
- Anatomy and physiology
- Chemistry applications
- Study and research skills
- Information Technology
What do you need to apply?
4 GCSE qualifications (or equivalent) at grade D or 3 or above, or equivalent Level 1 vocational qualification, or proven industry experience.
Additional information: You will have an initial assessment in maths and English This course is for mature learners over the age of 19
How will you be assessed?
You will be assessed by a combination of practical assignments and course work.
Where can this course take you?
Following successful completion of the Level 2 Pre-Access Diploma in Science, you may wish to consider furthering your study with one of these Level 3 Diplomas or Access to Higher Education courses:
- Level 3 90-credit Diploma in Applied Science (QCF BTEC)
- Level 3 Extended Diploma in Applied Science (BTEC)
- Level 3 Access to HE Diploma in Medicine and Medical Biosciences (OCNLR)
- Level 3 Access to HE Diploma in Health and Human Science (OCNLR)
- Level 3 Access to HE Diploma in Nursing (OCNLR)