Access to Higher Education

Access to HE Diploma in Veterinary Science & Zoology

Access to Higher Education Diploma
Leaflet Code: L8239


If you are interested in taking the nest steps towards a career in Veterinary Science or Zoology the Access to HE Diploma (Veterinary Science and Zoology) is the course for you!

An Access to HE Diploma is a qualification designed specifically for adults returning to education who would like to go on to study at university (Higher Education). There are a range of reasons that students may choose to study an Access to HE diploma: they may lack formal qualifications needed for university entry, they may want to develop their knowledge and confidence after being out of education for a while, or they may be considering on a career change that requires a fresh start.

The Access to HE Diploma is equivalent to studying three A Levels and supports students in developing the academic knowledge and skills required to begin their journey into Higher Education. It is important to note that an Access to HE Diploma is a challenging and intense course and students need to be highly motivated, dedicated and have a positive attitude to learning in order to succeed.

Whilst studying the Access to HE Diploma (Veterinary Science and Zoology) you will complete units in the following modules:
• Animal biology
• Chemistry
• Maths

In addition to these subject specific modules, the course includes developmental units to support you in developing your academic skills in preparation for university.

  • Citylabs
  • Full Time
  • 1 year
  • September 2023

To be eligible for this Access to Higher Education Diploma, you’ll need a GCSE grade 6/B or above in both English and Maths. We will also accept IELTS at grade band 7 with no aspect under 7 in place of English GCSE. For applicants wishing to progress to Zoology, Microbiology and Genetics, the entry requirements are GCSE grade C/4 or above in Maths and English. We will also accept IELTS at 6.5 or above with no aspect under 6.0, in place of English GCSE. Prospective students should check the entry requirements of their preferred university to ensure the best possible opportunity for progression

A range of assessment methods will be used to assess your progress throughout the academic year. These include essays, reports, short answer questions and presentations. All assessments are designed to support you in preparing for study at university.

Depending on your circumstances, you may need to pay tuition fees for this Access to Higher Education Diploma.

If you need help with affording college, there are a number of different finance and funding options available to you. You might be eligible for special bursary support or extra help from the government. Have a look at our fees, finance & funding page to find out all the information you need.

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