Access to HE Diploma in Biomedical Science

Is the Course for me?

Are you aged 19 or over? If you want to go to university and study Computer Science, Computer Science & Maths, Computing or Software Engineering, but you don't have the necessary qualifications - then this course will enable you to develop the right skills for higher education.

What is involved?

This course involves learning and developing the advanced level mathematical skills that are requiries in order to do a degree. You will also learn about software development, which involves developing skills in computer programming and databases, as well as gaining skills and knowledge of computer hardware.


You will complete a research project in an area related to Computer Science and Mathematics. The course is taught in a variety of ways, including practical sessions and theory. The course will be assessed via exams and assignments – you will be continually assessed throughout the year.


In your free time, you can use our extensive library, computer and multi-media facilities and join in a wide range of social activities.


You will be able to progress to an HND, Foundation Degree or a Honours Degree course at university in Computer Science and Maths or a related field.
On completion of your course you will receive a profile of credits that will reflect your suitability for your chosen HND or degree programme.

Course Requirements

  • You must be at least 19 years old to enrol on this course. You do not need to have formal qualifications, but will be required to demonstrate a good understanding of mathematics at level 2, as the course contains advanced level mathematics.
  • You will also be required to demonstrate commitment and enthusiasm to study at level 3, in addition to demonstrating ability at level 2 in communications.