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Full Time Access to Higher Education Research and Laboratory Science

Wirral Metropolitan College

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Access to Higher Education - Research & Laboratory Science Attendance Full-time (up to 16 hours per week) Duration 1 Year Level This is a Level 3 course Times Starting 8 Sep 2009: Twelve Quays: Tue 10:00-16:00, Wed 10:00-15:00, Thu 10:00-18:00, Fri 10:00-16:00 Starting around 6 Sep 2010: Not yet timetabled It is planned to offer this course in the academic year 2010/11. The timetable and fees will be confirmed nearer the time. How to Apply/Enrol Application Form to be returned to Learner Services Course Outline This course is a preparation for entry to a Degree or Higher Diploma course in Science subjects: Chemistry, Biology, Oceanography, Physiotherapy, Radiography etc. Profile Three Modules are studied, The Module options are: Biology Physics Chemistry In addition, there is a compulsory Core Skills module, which includes: Study skills Career development Maths ICT Credits are awarded for the Access course modules. A total of 60 credits are available: 15 for each of three subjects and 15 for Core Skills. To achieve the Access Diploma, you must gain all 60 credits, including a minimum of 45 credits at Level Three. Additional Information You should be aware that to meet the entry requirements for specific courses at University, you may need particular qualifications in addition to the Access Certificate. For example, several courses require GCSE Maths at grade C or above. You are advised to check the entry requirements for your intended degree course as soon as possible. When you attend your Access interview, you will be given the opportunity to discuss how any additional requirements could be met. Please note: You should be at least 19 years of age by 1 September of the year you wish to start an Access course. If you are under 19, you will have to pay the full (unsubsidised) cost of the course as LSC funding is not available for those under 19 on an Access course. Please note that the interview and assessment process will last approximately 2 hours.Useful websites: UCAS NHS Funding LSC Remission Available Qualifications Offered (in next Class) Access to HE (Science) Main Qual (This is a full Level-3 qualification) Funding Stream: 22 - Learner Responsive Fees: Tuition: ?450.00, Registration: ?100.00 Please Note: These are current course fees. Later courses may be charged at a different rate. Fees quoted are on an individual student basis only. Opportunities Progression to university to study science courses, including Chemistry, Biology, Oceanography, Physiotherapy, Radiography. Entry Requirement Applicants should have been in employment since leaving school, preferably in a healthcare environment, and must be at least 19 years old when they commence study and should possess Full Level 2 qualifications (equivalent to 5 GCSEs at grade C or above) including Science, Maths and English. Applicants will be interviewed and given an assessment task. Factors considered during the interview include academic potential, motivation, relevant experience, and organisational and communication skills. You will need to demonstrate that you can study successfully at a level equivalent to A-Level and have good literacy and number skills. It is preferable that you have some IT skills, but you will be given an opportunity to acquire these. In addition to lesson time, you will be expected to complete about 16 hours of independent study per week If English is not your first language, you may need an English Language assessment before enrolling on this course. To discuss further, please contact the English Language Unit at the College.

Access to Higher Education - Research & Laboratory Science Attendance Full-time (up to 16 hours per week) Duration 1 Year Level This is a Level 3 course Times Starting 8 Sep 2009: Twelve Quays: Tue 10:00-16:00, Wed 10:00-15:00, Thu 10:00-18:00, Fri 10:00-16:00 Starting around 6 Sep 2010: Not yet timetabled It is planned to offer this course in the academic year 2010/11. The timetable and fees...

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