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Completion options

The majority of students that successfully complete the course will progress on to a university degree programme, with a focus on biomedical science or a related field. Other options include progression to a Foundation Degree. The main focus of Access programmes is to prepare learners to study at university. However, some may decide to go into employment. On completion of your course, you will receive a profile of credits that will reflect your suitability for your chosen degree programme.

Training and development

On this course, you will develop your knowledge and understanding of biomedical science. You will study a range of relevant subjects, including the actions of medicines on the human body, blood, chemistry, cell theory and microbiology, genetics, immunity, physiology, nutrition and digestion. In addition to this, you will develop the skills that are required for success in higher education. You will also receive advice and guidance while completing your UCAS application to study at university. You will be continually assessed throughout the year using a variety of assessment methods.


24 months + 3 months for End Point Assessment

Entry Requirements

You must be at least 19 years old at the beginning of the course and hold a minimum of level 2 qualifications in both English and Mathematics. However, if you have already achieved a level 2 qualification in one of these subjects, you will have the option to gain a level 2 qualification in GCSE or Functional Skills English or Maths where applicable.

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All fees are fully funded by your employer.

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Additional Qualifications

Modules covered may include:

  • Actions of medicines on the human body
  • Basic human physiology
  • Biological molecules
  • Calculations
  • Cell theory and microbiology
  • Chemical basics and atomic structure
  • Chemical bonding, structure and quantity
  • Energetics, kinetics and equilibria
  • Essential chemistry and biomolecules
  • Genetics

Professional recognition and career progression

On completion you will gain the following qualifications: Associate Project Manager and APM PMQ.