Access to HE Diploma (Biomedical Sciences) Diploma Specification, Rules of Combination and Approved Units
Qualification Aim Number: 40013133

Access to HE Diploma (Environmental Science)

Credit Value: 60
Guided Learning Hours: 450-600

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.

Information for learners

Is this the right qualification for you?

The Access to Higher Education Diploma (Environmental Science) is a Level 3 qualification which prepares people without traditional qualifications for study at university.

The qualification gives you the relevant academic subject knowledge needed for higher education study and the opportunity to develop study skills to help you to succeed. It is well established and widely accepted by universities, qualifying for UCAS tariff points that are comparable to the tariff points for three A levels.

Learners primarily progress to Higher Education study in areas related to Environmental Science. These may include some of the following areas of Degree level study:

  • Conservation Science
  • Ecology
  • Environmental Biology
  • Environmental Geography
  • Environmental Geoscience
  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental Science and Management
  • Geography
  • Geology
  • Global Development
  • Marine Biology
  • Wildlife Conservation
  • and a wide range of combined and related degrees.


You can find out more about the Access to HE Diploma in our Guide for Learners and Learner Area.

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:

City of Bristol College

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