Advanced Learner Loans: If you are aged 19 or over and want to study an Access to Higher Education Diploma, a Level 3 -6 Certificate or Diploma, there is help available to fund your course. Find out more by visiting our financial support section to register your interest in receiving information about the loans from the College.

Assessments: Individual admissions take place weekly at our Centre for Lifelong Learning. This will include a brief talk, an English assessment on line and written. Applicants will need to stay for the full allocated time. 

Please call to enquire in June 2017 about assessment dates for studying Preparation for Access to Medicine and Biomedical Sciences in 2017-18.

Medicine and Medical Biosciences - Preparation for Access to Higher Education Diploma

LL5700MT

Medicine and Medical Biosciences - Preparation for Access to Higher Education Diploma

About the course

This course is for adults over 19 who want to study on an Access course in Medicine and Medical Biosciences, but currently don't have the necessary GCSEs in English and Maths.

  • You¿ll need English and Maths at Level 1.
  • In addition, all students will be interviewed and assessed.
  • Applicants should be available for a minimum of 3 hours to complete the interview process, which will focus on assessing English and Maths skills, strong interest in science and commitment learning.

This course includes English GCSE, Maths GCSE, a Study Skills module, a module on 'Fundamentals of Biology and Laboratory Skills' with support from UKCAT (UK Clinical Aptitude Test preparation).

You'ill sit English and Maths GCSEs. You will receive a Certificate in Fundamentals of Biology and Laboratory Skills (assessed through coursework). The UK Clinical AptitudeTest will be taken after the course. It will be your responsibility to organise and pay for the test. The course fee is £607.00.

For applicants who already have a GCSE grade C, but still wish to improve their grades, an extra fee will be charged per GCSE: £792.00 tuition costs plus £35.90 exam costs.

On successful completion of the course, you can join the Access course in Medicine and Medical Biosciences at City and Islington College.

Finding out that I could study to become a doctor without taking A Levels was amazing and really fuelled my ambition and focus

George Zambas

George Zambas

Studied: Access to Higher Education Diploma in Medicine and Medical Biosciences

Destination: Studying Medicine at Brighton and Sussex Medical School

George left school with a D in GCSE French but this year celebrated gaining a university place to study medicine after taking an Access to Higher Education Diploma in Medicine and Medical Biosciences course. He hopes to become a GP or a Urology surgeon after finishing his degree at Brighton and Sussex Medical School.

He said: “I realised that I had not given myself a good enough chance in education when I was younger. I had reached the ceiling when it came to working in administration and I wanted to see what I was capable of.

“Before finding this course I could not conceive that a route to university like this existed. Finding out that I could study to become a doctor without taking A Levels was amazing and really fuelled my ambition and focus.”

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