Course Details

  • Are you thinking of applying for a degree in veterinary science, animal behaviour and management, zoology, microbiology and genetics and don’t have the right qualifications you need for university? Don’t worry – this Level 3 Access to Higher Education Diploma in Veterinary Science and Zoology is the ideal way to develop the foundational skills and relevant grades you’ll need.
    On this course you’ll cover a wide range of topics and units focusing on three core subject/module areas: Human biology, Chemistry and Mathematics. The variety of units contained in each module is aimed at providing you with good preparation for studies at higher education.

    As you balance a number of simultaneous assignments and deadlines, you’ll be developing the important skills and abilities that are valued by both university admissions tutors and potential employers. This includes being able to write academic essays, complete reliable research, and critically analyse and evaluate documents, plan and execute laboratory experiments all of which you’ll learn on this Access Diploma as you prepare for university.

  • 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

  • You will be assessed by a variety of methods throughout this course including examinations, assignments, presentations and practical laboratory work

  • When you have completed this Access to Higher Education Diploma, you’ll have the qualifications and the knowledge needed to enrol on a university-level course in the discipline that most interests you.
    In future, you could progress into a career as a Veterinarian, Entomologist, Geneticist, Zoo Manager, Epidemiologist, Zoologist or Microbiologist.

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

    There are a number of different funding and finance options to help you afford your tuition here at The Manchester College, with dedicated support from the government, bursaries and grants, and special loans to cover any tuition fees

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  • Do you have a burning question about this course, or would you like to know more about the qualification you’ll receive and how it will help your career?
    Our course enquiries team is on hand to help you understand any details and answer any questions – whether it’s about applying for the course or finding out about finance. Just get in touch here!

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In one of The Manchester College’s 19 Centres of Excellence you’ll develop the skills and gain the qualifications that you need to take the next steps towards your dream career.

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