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Science Access to Higher Education

Science professionals are amongst the most sought after in the world. You will have the choice of a number of exciting careers which will make a difference, for example; Physiotherapy, Nursing, Radiography, Dietetics, Biomedical and Biological Sciences.

You will study the key science topics including Biology, Chemistry and Physics. You will also develop study skills including essay writing, research and exam preparation.
By the end of the course, successful students will have the confidence to apply for a university level course.

Course Info

Level 3 - Advanced
Subject Area
Science & Medical
Course Type
Access to HE
Matthew Boulton College,
Sutton Coldfield College
Next Start Date
Course Length
31 weeks

Entry Requirements

You will need to have GCSE English and maths at grade C/4 or above. You will also need to have suitable life experience outside of formal education and a strong desire to pursue a science based career. Applicants need to be 19 years old or over.

Delivery and Assessment

This course is assessed by a combination of coursework and examinations. Coursework may involve essays, presentations, reports, discussions and a portfolio of evidence.


Students progress onto science related degrees and university courses requiring a high science content. Past students have progressed onto zoology, marine biology and biomedical science amongst others.

Career Opportunities

  • Astronomers
  • Biologists
  • Meteorologists
  • Ecologists
  • Researchers
  • Forensic Scientists
  • Biomedical Scientists
  • Clinical Biochemists
  • Radiologists
  • Microbiologists
  • Paramedics