Access to Higher Education: Sciences


Every year around 20,000 people study for an Access to HE Diploma and then progress on study for BA degrees, BSc degrees, HNCs, HNDs, and other undergraduate degrees.


An Access to HE course at Morley College London will provide you with a strong academic foundation in your chosen area of study, and can be your first step towards a university degree and your desired career.

The diploma is similar to a university foundation year, and aims to get you to the level you need in order to continue on to the higher education course of your choice.


We offer a range of Access to HE Science based courses, specifcally aimed at preparing students for degree courses in: pharmacology, chemistry, pharmacy, biomedical science, engineering, physics, and earth science. 

Access to HE Diploma: Science

An Access to HE Diploma in Science could be your first step towards a career in science or engineering. This daytime programme provides a thorough grounding in scientific principles and practical skills in preparation for a wide range of science-based degrees, such as biomedical sciences, biochemistry, ecology, chemistry, pharmaceutical science, physics, civil, mechanical, electronic or chemical engineering, or Earth science.

You can select modules that match your interests and progression aim.

All students take study skills and select three modules from the following: biology, chemistry, physics, and maths.

Access to Science Level 3

This course will provide you with the foundation knowledge of biology, chemistry, some physics, human anatomy and physiology, required to successfully embark upon an undergraduate degree.

You will also learn generic study skills relevant to studying science, including undertaking effective research, collecting and analysing scientific data and writing experiment reports and essays.

Access to Sports Science Level 3

This one year course offers a flexible and comprehensive range of modules.

Students select a personalised course that can meet a variety of outcomes. Modules are available at different levels and subject areas include Anatomy Physiology, Health & Fitness, Sports Injuries, First Aid, Biomechanics, Sports Psychology, Diet and Nutrition, Coaching Skills and Sociology.

These are applied to sport and exercise through classroom study, discussion and practical workshops

Whatever your interest in science Morley College is here to help, get in touch to see how we start working together to achieve your goals: