Science, social science and 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.

Lauren Cowie

Lauren Cowie

BTEC Business and Marketing, A-level Sociology

"I’m now a Junior Project Manager at a technology company in Central London. Leicester College helped me to see that there are qualifications aside from A-Levels which are valuable and worthwhile. I believe the knowledge I gained was helpful in my degree choice and career."

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Applied Sciences BTEC National Foundation Diploma level 3 – C6321

Course Code: C6321

Key Information

  • Start Date 01 Sep 2020
  • Study Hours Full Time
  • Duration 1 year
  • 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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Chemistry GCSE Adult Evening – C0100

Course Code: C0100

Key Information

  • Start Date 01 Sep 2020
  • Study Hours Part Time
    2.75 hours per week
  • Duration 1 year
  • Campus Abbey Park Campus

This course is for adults aged 19+. This is an adult evening course based at the Abbey Park Campus; you will be timetabled on a Tuesday evening from 5.45 pm to 8.45 pm every week. This is an intensive adult GCSE evening course which provides an understanding of the key concepts in chemistry at level […]

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Humanities Access to Higher Education Diploma level 3 – C0104

Course Code: C0104

Key Information

  • Start Date 01 Sep 2020
  • Study Hours Full Time
  • Duration 1 year
  • 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 01 Sep 2020
  • Study Hours Full Time
  • Duration 1 year
  • Campus Abbey Park Campus

Access to higher education courses are designed to give mature learners (19+) the opportunity to return to study and apply for higher education (HE) courses. This is an intensive, challenging, one year science programme, so you will need to demonstrate high levels of motivation from the outset. Full attendance and excellent punctuality are essential to […]

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Social Science Access to Higher Education Diploma level 3 – C0098

Course Code: C0098

Key Information

  • Start Date 01 Sep 2020
  • Study Hours Full Time
  • Duration 1 year
  • Campus Abbey Park Campus

Access to higher education courses are designed to give mature, motivated, and academically-focused adult learners an opportunity to return to study and apply for higher education university courses. Access courses are very demanding but very rewarding; you will need lots of commitment and a positive attitude to learning new skills and gaining knowledge. The course […]

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Biology GCSE Adult Evening – C0129

Course Code: C0129

Key Information

  • Start Date 07 Sep 2020
  • Study Hours Part Time
    2.75 hours per week
  • Duration 1 year
  • Campus Abbey Park Campus

GCSE Biology AQA (8461) Subject content: This course is for adults aged 19+. Our evening GCSE Biology class is taught one evening each week for 32 weeks. Each session starts at 5.45pm and ends at 8.45pm. The course is made up of the following topics: 1. Cell biology 2. Organisation 3. Infection and response 4. […]

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