The Science Access course is a 1 year course which prepares mature students for Higher Education (university) courses in Science related subjects. The awarding body is Certa. The Diploma is recognised by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education.
To pass the Access to HE Diploma all 60 registered credits must be achieved. Credits are awarded at Pass, Merit and Distinction grades. Assessment is through a variety of techniques which give preparation for university, including tests for most units, structured questions, essays, reports, laboratory practical work, a research project and presentations.
Personal study time: A substantial time commitment and the ability to organise and take responsibility for your own learning are required. Students usually need to attend for about 13 hours per week. In addition, it is expected that 10-15 hours per week is spent doing personal studies: consolidating work done in class, working on coursework and preparing for tests.
Course Leader - Brian Jackson (firstname.lastname@example.org)