|Access to HE Diploma (Science)
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Information for learners
Is this the right qualification for you?
The Access to Higher Education Diploma (Science) is a Level 3 qualification which prepares people without traditional qualifications for study at university.
It is designed for:
- adults with a current or previous role or interest in a science related area;
- adults who, because of social, educational or individual circumstances, were unable to participate in or benefit from initial education;
- adults from groups under-represented in higher education;
- adults seeking a change of direction because of unemployment or lack of career opportunities in their previous field and who have a demonstrable interest in entering a science related profession.
Learners primarily progress to Higher Education study in areas related to Science. These may include some of the following areas of Degree level study: Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Engineering, Pharmacy, Radiography, Biomedical Sciences, Ecology, Nutrition, Mathematics and a range of related degrees.
Answers to common questions about studying for an Access to HE Diploma, including the structure, entry requirements and fees, can be found on our What is Access to HE page.
Where can you study this Access to HE Diploma?
Access to HE Diplomas are delivered by OCN London centres including Further Education Colleges, and Adult and Community Education Centres. The following centres are approved to deliver this qualification:
Barnet and Southgate College
City of Westminster College
College of North West London
HCUC - Harrow
Lewisham Southwark College
London South East Colleges – Bexley Campus
London South East Colleges – Greenwich Campus
Richmond upon Thames College
The College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London
Tower Hamlets College
Westminster Kingsway College
You can find out more about these centres and the Diplomas that they offer by visiting their pages in our Access to HE Course Directory and by contacting them directly.
You can also study for an Access to HE Diploma in a range of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) and Healthcare related subjects, including Engineering, Health and Human Sciences, Nursing, Pharmacy and Bio-medical Sciences, Forensic Science and Radiography.
Information for centres
How can we deliver this qualification?
You can enquire about becoming an approved centre for delivering Access to HE Diplomas by completing the Centre Approval Enquiry Form.
You can find out more about the delivery of the Access to HE Diploma by reading our Access to HE Brochure and the OCN London Access to HE Diploma Guide.
What does OCN London offer?
OCN London is a leading national Access Validating Agency and Awarding Organisation. We put learner needs at the very heart of our service and certificate thousands of learners who achieve our Access to HE Diplomas every year.