Access to HE Diploma in Psychology Sciences

Is the Course for me?

This specialist work related course, will give you the key knowledge and practical skills required in order to pursue a career within science. It will also suit students who excel in coursework, however there are 4 exams over two years.

What is involved?

The course consists of 7 core units with 6 optional over 2 years. The optional specialist pathways include Applied Science, Forensic Science and Biomedical Science This course investigates the application of science through practical activities from which the theory is then drawn. This provides opportunities for you to develop your practical laboratory skills to a high level.

There are laboratory-based practical assignments, supported by self-study, presentations, group work and discussion.

You will be externally examined on 2 units during the first year and another 2 units during the second year.


Higher Education or employment. The course prepares you for university and a range of higher education courses and jobs including: Radiography, Engineering, Nursing, Pharmacy, Chemical Engineering, Quantity Surveying, Psychology, Genetics, Veterinary Science, Biochemistry and Forensic science,Biomedical, Medical laboratory, Optometry, Laboratory analyst, Research scientist, Audiology, Teaching, Science journalism, high level apprenticeships.

Course Requirements

  • You will need a minimum of 4 GCSE grades A*-C / 9- 4 grade including double science or Level 2 Diploma in Applied Science (Merit or Distinction). Students without a GCSE in English or Maths will be expected to add a GCSE to their programme