Access to Higher Education Diploma (Science)

Start (w/c): 02/09/2019 Full Time - To be arranged (09:00 to 16:00) Nantgarw

Course Information

This programme prepares you for progression to Higher Education to study science. The objective of the course is to provide a supportive and friendly environment to enable you to develop your potential and to prepare you for University-level study, with many past learners going on to gain degrees and other awards.

What Will I Learn?

You will study Chemistry, Biology and Physics and 1 Mathematics unit at Level 3. A range of units is studied for each scientific area with practical sessions to enhance understanding of the theory.

Entry Requirements

No formal qualifications are required however you will be invited to undertake a literacy and numeracy assessment prior to interview to determine your suitability for the course. As the course requires a high level of dedication and academic rigour, you may be directed to a more appropriate programme of study.


You will be assessed by continual assessment. You will also be expected to maintain your course files and all portfolios to the required standards.


Coleg y Cymoedd takes every effort to ensure the information on this website is accurate at time of being live. Coleg y Cymoedd reserves the right to make changes or withdraw without notice any of the courses, course facilities or support described.


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Career Progression

  • After successfully completing this course, you will be able to apply for Honours degree courses in Higher Education in a wide range of Science-related areas or seek employment. It is the learners responsibility to check that the Access Diploma is a suitable progression route for their degree.


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