This is a QAA approved Access to HE Diploma covering 45 graded credits in three subjects (Chemistry, Biology and Physics) and 15 ungraded credits in Developmental modules.Students will study various units in Chemistry, Biology and Physics, building upon knowledge from GCSE level.Units are chosen to fit the range of university course choices that students prefer to study. Students also take Developmental modules to build their skills in studying at advanced level.


Students progress onto a range of science-related degrees including at Russell Group universities.These include chemistry, biology, biochemistry, biomedical sciences, environmental sciences, forensic science, psychology, and zoology.Students also progress to competitive health science degrees including physiotherapy, radiography and nutritional science, and also non-science degrees.


The majority of the course is assessed by written coursework and formal practical tasks.Some units are assessed by examination.

Entry Requirements

Five GCSEs at grade 4 including English, Mathematics and two science subjects (Combined Science, Physics, Chemistry, Biology).Functional Skills in English and Mathematics not accepted.


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NameAvailable AtStart DateAcademic YrApply
Access to Professions in Science Diploma Level 3Pendleton Sixth Form College09/09/202424/25
Access to Professions in Science Diploma Level 3Pendleton Sixth Form College11/09/202323/24

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