Access to HE Diploma (Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences) - Y051

12 Quays Full Time Level 3 Duration 36 weeks

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The Access to Higher Education Diploma (Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences) is a Level 3 qualification which prepares you for Higher Education. The qualification gives you the relevant academic subject knowledge needed for higher education study and the opportunity to develop study skills to help you to succeed.

Course Details

Access to HE is well established and widely accepted by universities, qualifying for UCAS tariff points that are comparable to the tariff points for three A levels.

The units include a balance of science units as well as pharmacy based units which allow you to keep your options open until you have fully decided on your preferred route at degree level. You will also develop skills relevant to the subject area e.g. practical research skills, communication, study skills and employability skills.

Entry Guidelines
Relevant Level 2 qualification at Pass or above or minimum of 4 GCSEs at Grade 9-4/A*- C (one of which must be a science subject) If English is not your first language, you may need an assessment before enrolling on this course. To discuss further, please contact the ESOL department on 0151 551 7144.
Assessment Method

A wide range of assessment methods are used to help you develop the skills needed for Higher Educations. Such as; essays, reports, research, practical assessments, academic posters, timed assessments.

Where can I progress to?

You can primarily progress to Higher Education study in areas related to Pharmacy and Medical Sciences. These may include some of the following areas of Degree level study:

  • Pharmacy
  • Pharmacology
  • Biomedical Sciences
  • Nutrition
  • Biology
  • Chemistry and Biochemistry degrees

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If you are aged 19 or over:

If you are aged 19+ and living in the Liverpool City Region (inc Wirral), many courses will be free. If you are aged 19+ and live outside the Liverpool City Region, this course may be free. Terms & conditions apply.

If you are aged 19+, you may be able to apply for a 19+ Advanced Learner Loan (which is available for this course).

Did you know that many of our courses are free for students aged 19 and above?

Find out if you are eligible for free funding here, or contact our student service team on 0151 551 7777.

If you are required to pay a fee you may be entitled to an Adult Learner Loan or other financial support. For more information on support available visit Bursaries and Loans. We also allow payment by instalments for some courses.

Fee : £3384.00

This is a full level 3 course

The fee quoted is for the academic year 22/23.

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