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Part Time Access to Higher Education Science/Environmental Science

Bridgwater College

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Access to Higher Education - Science/Environmental Science (part-time) Who is the course for? The Access course is for anyone who is interested in returning to education but lacks confidence because you do not have 'qualifications.' The Access course is designed to meet your needs by helping you to gain new skills and qualifications. You can use the qualification to gain a place in higher education or to enhance your career prospects. Please note this course takes place at Cannington Centre. What will I study on the course? You can choose from a variety of subjects: Human Biology, Environmental Science, Geography or Physics, Core Science (this contains modules in Chemistry, Physics and Biology), Psychology or Sociology. We will help you to put together the package, which suits your needs. In addition all Access students do 'core' subjects of Study Skills, Information Technology, English and Maths. These core subjects help to support you in the main subjects by developing your skills. There is an end of year examination in some subjects. What makes this course special? You will receive extensive tutorial support, combined with excellent teaching and careers/ progression advice. Student comments have included, 'The atmosphere is friendly and helpful. I have found the relationships between students and staff excellent with the right blend of formality and informality.' How will I be assessed? You will produce a portfolio of work over the year. You gain credits for the assignments you do. You accumulate credits towards the diploma. There are exams in some subjects. How long is the course? The course runs from September until June. The precise days and times you will need to attend College will depend on the combination of subjects you decide to study and whether you study part-time or full-time. This will be explained to you and discussed in detail prior to an offer of a place being made. The course will start week commencing 14 September 2009 and you will be asked to attend for a 1 day induction in the previous week to this. Will this course lead to a qualification? This is a kite-marked Access course validated through OCNSWR. You receive an Access diploma, which is a nationally recognised qualification. Can this course lead to University entrance? You will receive help and advice about the next stage. You can apply to a wide range of degrees. In recent years students have gone on to study a wide range of subjects in higher education including Environmental Biology at the University of the West of England, Bristol and Animal Behaviour at Liverpool. You will get lots of help in making decisions about your progression routes. How much will it cost? There are no tuition fees for full or part-time students for this course. You will, however pay a registration/exam fee of ?150. If you have to pay the College more than ?150, you may be able to take advantage of our instalment payment or Direct Debit scheme. You may opt to purchase additional material/equipment later on in the course. Students who are receiving income based benefits or who are on a low income may also be eligible to apply for our Learner Support Fund, which can help towards compulsory course costs and/or contribute to the daily cost of travel to and from College. We also have a fund for childcare, which you would again need to apply for via Student Support Team. These funds are limited so early application is advisable. Course fees may not apply to overseas students.

Access to Higher Education - Science/Environmental Science (part-time) Who is the course for? The Access course is for anyone who is interested in returning to education but lacks confidence because you do not have 'qualifications.' The Access course is designed to meet your needs by helping you to gain new skills and qualifications. You can use the qualification to gain a place in higher...

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