If you want to develop your career by gaining a degree, but lack the formal qualifications, which universities usually require, then an Access to Higher Education Diploma is ideal. Accepted by a range of colleges and universities throughout the country, this qualification gives you the basic skills and knowledge needed for university-level study.
1 year, 3 days a week
- Horticultural principles
- Plant biology and nutrient cycling
- Rural business studies
- Crop management
- Sustainability and conservation
- Animal behaviour
- Animal management
- Animal science and body systems
- Principles of biology
- Principles of chemistry
- Scientific project
- A range of study skills units intended to develop your mathematical, English and analytical skills
Continuous assessment through a range of methods, including essays, reports, presentations, projects, posters and in-class tests.
No formal qualifications are required for this course. Students must be 19 or over, be willing to learn and have a basic competence in English and a desire to study a degree-level qualification.
Any applicant who does not already hold a Level 2 qualification in English and Maths will be required to gain them or may be required to take a Pre-Access course before the course commences.
Successful students can progress onto a degree course. This qualification is recognised in its own right as an A-Level equivalent.
Specialist Equipment Needed
A laboratory coat and steel toe-capped boots will be required.
Please note that all programme specifications and course modules are subject to annual change.