Science & Engineering Access to Higher Education Diploma - Bridgwater & Taunton College

Course Overview

This very popular course is forapplicants interested in returning to education. The Access to HE course is designed to meetstudents’ needs byproviding new skills and qualifications which can beused to gain a place at university or to enhance career prospects.

All our Access Diplomas are made up of three Level 3 units with graded academic subject content and other Level 2 or ungraded Level 3 academic preparation skills units which offer generic, introductory or personal development skills.

On the Science and Engineering Diploma, choose three of the following subjects: Biology, Chemistry, Maths or Physics. In addition there will be core components such as study skills andICT.

Assessment Methods

Students will produce a portfolio of work over the year and gain credits for assignments. There are exams in some subjects.

Progression Options

Students will receive help and advice with the selection of university and college courses available, and with application and interview procedures.

Successful students can also progress onto HE courses here at Bridgwater & Taunton College.

Please note: most university courses require GCSE Maths and/or English. There is opportunity to study both alongside the Access programme if needed.

Course Summary

Course Title Science & Engineering Access to Higher Education Diploma
Entry Requirements

This course is for students aged 19 and over. There are no formal
qualifications required for entry, but applicants will undergo an initial
assessment and interview to ensure this is the right course for their skill
level, and also need the motivation and a willingness to learn!


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I really enjoy studying at Bridgwater & Taunton College. All of my lessons have a friendly atmosphere and my tutors push me to be the best I can be. Studying here has allowed me to gain the qualifications I need to go on to degree level.

Myles Fisher

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