The Agored Cymru Access to Higher Education Diploma (Biosciences) supports progression into degree programmes in the sciences and biomedical sciences and introduces learners to relevant academic subject areas including:

  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Health physics
  • Environmental science



The Access to Higher Education Diploma is a unitised qualification and is assessed by way of continuous assessment. Methods of assessment are varied and reflect those that learners will encounter in higher education. Assessment methods include

  • Essays
  • Oral presentations
  • Time constrained assessments /examinations
  • Academic discussions
  • Written reports
  • Practical laboratory assessments


Where can I study?

The Agored Cymru Access to Higher Education Diploma (Biosciences) is offered at the following centres:

  • Cardiff and Vales College
  • Coleg Gwent
  • Coleg y Cymoedd
  • Grwp Llandrillo Menai
  • Pembrokeshire College


Potential progression routes

Learners successfully completing the Access to Higher Education Diploma (Biosciences) may be considered for entry onto the following degree programmes at various higher education providers (this list is not exhaustive):

  • Biosciences
  • Forensic Science
  • Environmental Science
  • Biology
  • International Wildlife Biology
  • Natural History
  • Biomedical Science
  • Food and Science Technology
  • Healthcare Science
  • Dental Technology
  • Nursing,
  • Operating Department Practice
  • Physiotherapy
  • Midwifery
  • Occupational Health
  • Dietetics
  • Radiography
  • Pharmacy
  • Human Sciences
  • Chemistry

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