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Applied Science: Pre-Access to Science and Nursing (19+) (Level 3 BTEC Subsidiary Diploma) - Full-time

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Course outline

This course is perfect if you are aged 19+ and have a passion for, and interest, in science and want to explore degree-level study and career options in a healthcare science, nursing and midwifery, social care or any medical profession

You’ll learn about the principles of science and study all three sciences including biology, chemistry and physics. Your tutor will be able to help you to develop study skills to support you to progress onto the Level 3 Access to Higher Education (HE) Nursing and Midwifery or Science programmes.

You can expect to also study maths and English language alongside this vocational (career-related) qualification, to help you in future study and work. This course is equivalent to one A Level and prepares you for the Access to HE programme, which can then lead to higher education courses.

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Location Date
111 Canal Street

Start: 7th September 2020

Course code: C024735 / Q024736


Pearson BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Applied Science


1 year

Level Level 3
Entry requirements

You’ll need to demonstrate that you are working at Level 2 in English Language and towards Level 2 in Maths during an initial assessment and diagnostic, as you will need the ability to study GCSE English Language and GCSE Maths or Functional Skills Maths at Level 2 alongside your course. You will need to achieve grade 9–4 (A*–C) in English and grade 9-4 (A*-C) or Functional Skills Level 2 in Maths to progress to the Level 3 Access course.


Choose to follow with further study on a relevant Access to HE programme at Nottingham College. You could then go on to degree-level study in a range of fields including: medicine, nursing, midwifery, nutrition, palliative care or in radiography, microbiology, biochemistry, and then a career in one of many specialist professions in the medical sector.

Additional information

If you are aged 19 or over, check out our Financial Help page for information on fees and funding!

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