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Science, Social Science & Humanities

Science, social science and humanities

From BTEC diplomas to Access programmes, we offer science-based courses at levels 2, and 3. Courses cover essential elements of all three of the main science disciplines: biology, chemistry, and physics. Our BTEC courses are focussed on employment and working in the science industry (for example as a technician, or in the fields of engineering, pharmacology, forensics or other scientific industries), while our pre-Access and Access programmes will enable you to apply for entry to a science-based degree at university.

Who are Leicester College’s Science, social science and humanities courses for?

Courses are open to anyone from school leavers to adult learners looking for a career change, and we can help you find the appropriate level of course for you based on your existing qualifications and work experience. Learners aged 16-19 will follow a study programme which will include GCSE or functional skills English and maths if you don’t already have your grade 4 (C). Our science Access courses are aimed at learners aged 19+ who wish to go on to study science at university, and we also offer pre-Access science diplomas if you still need to obtain your English and maths GCSEs. For students from non-English speaking countries, we also offer one-year international foundation programmes in science which allow you to work on your English language skills while studying your chosen subject.

Further information

Work experience forms part of many full-time courses. Day trips and other enrichment activities may also be offered to complement your studies. Please note that Access diplomas in science do not allow entry to competitive degrees such as medicine, dentistry, veterinary science, physics, or maths. However, past learners have been accepted to foundation degrees in both maths and physics.

Anna Holland

Anna Holland

GCSE Biology - grade 9

My course teacher was beyond excellent. I could not do it without her. She was inspiring and motivating and I discovered my love for Biology studying here. I am over the moon that my hard work paid off.

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Applied Science (Biomedical) BTEC Foundation Diploma level 3 – C6321

Course Code: C6321

Key Information

  • start date Start Date 05 Sep 2022
  • study hours Study Hours Full Time
  • duration Duration 1 year
  • map Campus Abbey Park Campus

Do you want to be a paramedic, laboratory researcher or midwife? Whatever you choose, widen your knowledge and expand your career aspirations by studying our science course. Covering all the essential elements of sciences disciplines: biology, chemistry, and physics, you will balance between practical investigations in the laboratory and research-based coursework within the course modules.

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Biology GCSE Adult Evening – C0129

Course Code: C0129

Key Information

  • start date Start Date 05 Sep 2022
  • study hours Study Hours Part Time
    2.75 hours per week
  • duration Duration 1 year
  • map Campus Abbey Park Campus

Study biology to a nationally accredited standard just one night a week with our evening courses for adults. Over a period of 32 weeks you will attend classes for just one night a week and study in your spare time to attain a GCSE in biology - perfect to fit around your home and work commitments.

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GCSE Adult Pathway – C0143

Course Code: C0143

Key Information

  • start date Start Date 05 Sep 2022
  • study hours Study Hours Full Time
  • duration Duration 1 year
  • map Campus Abbey Park Campus

Designed for mature students, our one-year intensive GCSE pathway course will help you secure the five GCSEs required to progress onto access courses, other level 3 courses or an apprenticeship. With support from your personal tutor, experienced teaching staff and access to our facilities, we'll help you to secure your dream career pathway.

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Health and Science T level: Health – Supporting the Adult Nursing Team specialism – C7267

Course Code: C7267

Key Information

  • start date Start Date 05 Sep 2022
  • study hours Study Hours Full Time
  • duration Duration 2 years
  • map Campus Abbey Park Campus

Caring for adults is incredibly rewarding. You build relationships, you give a boost to people who really need it, and you make a difference. With your T level in health and science in your back pocket, you can stand with pride and confidence alongside any adult nursing team.

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Health and Science T level: Health – Supporting the Mental Health Team specialism – C7268

Course Code: C7268

Key Information

  • start date Start Date 05 Sep 2022
  • study hours Study Hours Full Time
  • duration Duration 2 years
  • map Campus Abbey Park Campus

In a world where mental health and well-being finally have the attention it deserves, there’s an urgent call for mental health professionals. This T level in mental health team support prepares you for a career promoting mental wellbeing and sharing coping strategies and skills with individuals and families that desperately need them. That desperately needs YOU.

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Health and Science T level: Health – Supporting the Midwifery Team specialism – C7269

Course Code: C7269

Key Information

  • start date Start Date 05 Sep 2022
  • study hours Study Hours Full Time
  • duration Duration 2 years
  • map Campus Abbey Park Campus

All the Calls the Midwife feels, swaddled in newborns, are right here. Supported by seasoned midwives, this smile-inducing Health and Science T level nurtures you through two years of all things pregnancy and baby. From early antenatal to being in the room as the Baby arrives then bathing and feeding newborns and caring for their mummies.

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Humanities Access to Higher Education Diploma level 3 – C0104

Course Code: C0104

Key Information

  • start date Start Date 05 Sep 2022
  • study hours Study Hours Full Time
  • duration Duration 1 year
  • map Campus Abbey Park Campus

Our humanities access course is the perfect pathway for mature students who are ambitious about progressing onto higher education. With the opportunity to study a range of different topics including English, history and, geography, we aim to provide you with a qualification to open doors to many career options such as journalism, teaching, and law.

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Science Access to Higher Education Diploma level 3 – C0099

Course Code: C0099

Key Information

  • start date Start Date 05 Sep 2022
  • study hours Study Hours Full Time
  • duration Duration 1 year
  • map Campus Abbey Park Campus

An intensive, one year science programme, studying a variety of core units in science (chemistry and biology). Study alongside other adults with the support of a personal tutor.

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Sciences GCSE – C7605

Course Code: C7605

Key Information

  • start date Start Date 05 Sep 2022
  • study hours Study Hours Full Time
  • duration Duration 1 year
  • map Campus Abbey Park Campus

Do you have a desire to work in a science field but need to get those all important science GCSEs? This intensive course will allow you to retake maths and/or English GCSEs alongside biology, chemistry and physics; spring boarding you onto the next stage of your education or career.

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