Access To Higher Education | Diploma in Biomedical Sciences | Level 3
Why this course?
You will study biology and chemistry; you will also have the opportunity to choose a topic for study to produce an Independent Research Project.
The Access course also prepares you for Higher Education by increasing self confidence in your learning ability as well as developing the necessary academic skills such as essay writing and research skills.
This course will enable you to apply to a variety of life science degree courses such as Pharmacy, Dietetics, Nutrition, Biomedical Sciences, Genetics, Biochemistry and Veterinary medicine.
Our staff team will be working closely with local universities to provide an excellent learning experience, specifically designed to prepare students for healthcare professions in the future. You will also be supported with your UCAS application and we help prepare you for university admissions interviews.
The course consists of 60 credits, 45 are graded and 15 are ungraded. All units are at level 3.
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You must have a GCSE grade 9-4 (A* - C) in English and Maths (or recognised equivalent).
Successful applicants with a grade 3 (D) in Maths can retake this required qualification alongside this Access course.
You will be required to attend an interview with a member of the department.
The full Access Diploma is worth 60 level three credits; 45 are graded credits and the remaining 15 must be achieved but are ungraded.
- Cell Biology
- Cardiopulmonary System
- Homeostasis for Healthcare
- Mendelian and Applied Genetics for Healthcare
- Microbiology and Immunology
- Fundamental Chemistry
- Amounts of Matter
- Organic Chemistry
- Drugs and Food Additives
- Scientific Investigative Skills
- Extended Independent Academic Research
- Critical Thinking
- Reviewing and Planning for the Future
- Research Skills for Academic Study
- Using ICT for Study
- Practical Mathematics for Nursing
Why the MET?
- Access to quality teaching resources and rooms.
- Online access to course documents, resources and study support through the MET’s virtual learning environment.
- Library and computing facilities.
- Access to the MET’s student services, including career advice and additional learning support.
- Cafes and coffee bars with a wide range of reasonably priced meals, snacks and drinks.
- A hair and beauty salon, both open to the public and offering exceptional value
Access to HE courses are intended for learners who are looking to progress to university level study. With this qualification, you can go on to study a wide range of science-based courses at university level, including:
- Biomedical science
- Forensic science
Progression and careers
There are many careers such as working in NHS laboratories and hospitals and the public health laboratory service.
Biomedical scientists are also employed in a variety of roles including the veterinary service, the health and safety executive, the medical research council, university and forensic laboratories, pharmaceutical and product manufacturers and various government departments.
The course fee for 21/22 entry is £3,384.00.
Level 3 entitlement
Course is free if you meet the following criteria
If you will be aged 19-23 when your course begins and you have not already achieved a full Level 3 or above, you may not have to pay any fees. For more information, please speak to our Admissions team: email@example.com | 01273 667704
Advanced Learner Loan
You may be eligible to apply for a loan to meet the course costs of your qualification fees. This is paid directly to the College on your behalf. For more information about Advanced Learner Loans, please click here.