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, full-time
WHAT WILL I STUDY?
• 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
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.
SPECIALIST EQUIPMENT NEEDED
A laboratory coat and steel toe-capped boots will
Continuous assessment through a range of methods,
including essays, reports, presentations, projects,
posters and in-class tests.
Successful students can progress onto a degree
course. This qualification is recognised in its own right
as an A-Level equivalent.
Please note that all programme specifications and course modules are subject to annual change.