Access to HE

Access to HE


Why wait until September, start your online studies staright away, making it easier to study around your other commitments. The extra benefit includes spreading the cost over a longer period of time. 


The Access to Higher Education Diploma (Science) is a Level 3 qualification which prepares people without traditional qualifications for study at university. This Diploma is regulated by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education and approved by OCN London of which the Academy is an approved centre.

It is designed for:

  • adults with a current or previous role or interest in a science related area;

  • adults who, because of social, educational or individual circumstances, were unable to participate in or benefit from initial education;

  • adults from groups under-represented in higher education;

  • adults seeking a change of direction because of unemployment or lack of career opportunities in their previous field and who have a demonstrable interest in entering a science related profession


Progression Opportunities


This Level 3 qualification may enable learners to progress to Higher Education study in areas related to Science. These may include some of the following areas of Degree level study: Nursing, Physiotherapy, Podiatry, Nutrition, Dietetics, Biology, Chemistry, Radiography, Biomedical Sciences, Ecology and a range of related degrees.


Course Delivery


Lessons are delivered online via webinars - you can always replay the recording in case you miss a lesson. 

To gain this qualification, you are required to carry out 10 hours of laboratory practicals at our local University partner in Derry-Londonderry. These practicals will be delivered over 3 days, 1.5 days in Semester 1 and 1.5 days in Semester 2. The quarter of the course will be delivered traditional face to face.


What Will I Study? 


  • Examination Skills: Preparing for and Succeeding in an Examination 

  • Using Information Technology 

  • Finding and Reading Information 

  • Report Writing 

  • Algebra 

  • Human Biology

  • Microbiology and Biotechnology 

  • Health and Disease 

  • Matter: Particles and Formulae

  • Biological Chemistry

  • Amount (mole) of Substance

  • Chemical Kinetics

  • Applications of Health Physics 

  • Medical Imaging 

  • Algebraic Functions and Graphs

  • Calculus

  • Laboratory Skills



  • Start Date

    Sun Sep 16 2018 19:00:00 GMT+0100 (British Summer Time)

  • Duration

    32 weeks

  • Course Fee

    £620 (Tuition) + £135 ( Registration fee) + £200 laboratory fee for 1 year.

    Note:  Tuition fee is exclusive of VAT


    We offer competitive prices, cheaper than any local college or training provider in Northern Ireland. If you find me a cheaper price within NI, we will match it. We want to give you a chance to gain your qualification without having to take out high interest loans. 

  • Fees

    Payment method Deposit Monthly Payment Instalments Cashback Total (after cashback)
    Pay in Full £1079 x x x £1079
    Pay using 0% APR Instalment Plan £159 £170 6 £100 £1079


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