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  • 100% online learning
  • 600 notional learning hours

Access to Higher Education Diploma (Land Based Science)

This Course at a Glance

  • Explore ecology, the environment and conservation
  • Study the core sciences in relation to the natural world
  • Learn skills to work in agriculture, forestry management and engineering
  • Study online to fit around your existing commitments
  • Complete the course within a year
  • Go to university without A Levels

About your Diploma

Careers in agricultural, zookeeping, precision farming, forestry management and conservation are all seated within the study of land-based science.
 
Whether you want to explore a future in sustainability, arboriculture, or countryside management, studying land-based sciences will give you the core knowledge you need to specialise further down the road. Whether you want to become an Engineer or Fisheries Manager.
 
This Access to Higher Education Diploma (Land Based Science) will cover the areas of chemistry, biology, and physics in relation to ecology, animal biology and environmental management.
 
During your studies, you will cover a host of fascinating modules that explore everything from the role of government and non-governmental bodies in environmental protection to the ways in which plants are classified. You will also learn the importance of balance in nature and how an imbalance can cause a significant knock-on effect, impacting on environments, animal populations and even crop yields.
 
This course will provide you with the grounding you need to go on to further studies and a variety of careers in land-based science ranging from agricultural engineering to zookeeping. It will also equip you with a qualification that will meet the entry requirements for most related degrees. 
 

Getting Started

Stonebridge Associated Colleges is a leading UK distance learning provider, delivering a host of online learning courses that enable you to achieve your academic and career goals. This Access to Higher Education Diploma (Land Based Science) is a nationally recognised qualification that is set at Level 3 and also regulated by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA).
 
With two years to complete the course, you can take the time to dive deep and explore the subject, however, the flexibility of online study means you can finish your qualification as soon as you’re ready. This is how the majority of our learners achieve their Access to Higher Education Diploma within 9-12 months and progress to university within a year.
 
To help you stay on track, you will receive an Individual Learning Plan (ILP) outlining the submission deadlines for your assignments. 
 
*Please note, entry requirements differ between universities as each institution sets its own. It is your responsibility to check with your chosen institution that this qualification will be accepted before enrolling on the course. 

On successful completion of the Access to Higher Education Diploma (Land Based Science), (QAA ref = 40014265), you will receive a Skills & Education Group Access, QAA recognised, Access to Higher Education Diploma at Level 3. As part of your programme, you will also receive help as well as guidance on your university application and the research you need to do to get the most out of your diploma.

An access validating agency with a strong social purpose to recognise achievement, particularly for those who have benefited least from their previous educational experiences, Skills and Education Group Access supports the needs of learners, providers, businesses and communities.

You must hold Level 2 qualifications in both English and Maths, or be working towards them alongside studying your Access to Higher Education Diploma. You will also need to have a UK address to enrol.

University Entry Criteria

It must be reiterated that each university will set its own admission criteria. So, you must check with your desired institution if your Access to HE Diploma and other qualifications will be accepted.

In many cases, to get started on healthcare courses at university, you will need:

  • A certain number of credits passed with a merit or a distinction grade
  • A face-to-face interview at the university
  • Literacy and numeracy assessments provided by the university
  • Course-related work placements or work experience
  • GCSE Grade C/4 or above in Maths and English (or equivalent Level 2 such as Functional Skills/Key Skills, etc.)

It is your responsibility to check that your Access to HE Diploma will be accepted as part of these entry requirements for your chosen degree. learndirect will not be held accountable if completing this Access to Higher Education Diploma doesn’t secure you a position with a higher education institution.

Minimum age restriction

This course is ideally suited to those who have completed full-time education but have not achieved the grades required to get into university.

Average completion timeframe

The average time it takes our learners to complete the course is 9-12 months.

Assessment requirements

A range of assessment methodologies are used, including: essay, formula sheet, scenario analysis, illustrated report, portfolio, presentation (video and audio recording), research report, series of questions, worksheet, academic writing skills tasks

Exams required

There are no exams included in the assessment of the course.

Membership required?

No membership is required to enrol on this course.

Additional requirements

Learners must be actively studying for a minimum of six months before results can be ratified and certificates ordered. The six month period does not start until you have passed unit 2 of your course and you must be submitting assignments regularly (in line with the deadlines in your Individual Learning Plan) to meet this six month requirement. Certificates can only be issued once your course is paid for in full.

Certification Timeframe

You can expect to receive your certificate 12-16 weeks from your final assignment being marked and graded, depending on the time of year. You will be provided with regular updates throughout the certification process so that you are fully informed of your individual timeframes.

All course fees, inclusive of all payment plans including our Premium Credit Limited option, must be settled before certification can be ordered.

*You will have access to the course for 24 months.

Unit 1: Animal Cells, Locomotion and Senses

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the biology of animal cells.
  • Understand locomotion of different non-human animals.
  • Understand sensory organs in non-human animals.

Unit 2: Ecology and Environmental Science

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand habitats, ecosystems, and energy flow.
  • Understand ecosystem management.
  • Be able to assess the role of national governments and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) involved with environmental protection.

Unit 3: Introduction to Plant Biology

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand plant classification.
  • Understand the structure and function of flowering plants and how they are pollinated and fertilised.
  • Understand transport systems in plants.
  • Understand the role of plant hormones.

Unit 4: Arrangement and Trends in the Periodic Table

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the arrangement of elements  in the periodic table.
  • Understand the periodicity of period 3 of the periodic table.
  • Understand ionisation energies in relation to period 3.
  • Understand the oxidation and reduction effects of reactions.
  • Understand reactions of the Group 2 metals.

Unit 5: Atomic Structure, Electronic Structures and Bonds

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand atomic structure and relative atomic mass.
  • Be able to write and interpret electronic structures.
  • Understand ion formation and ion bonds.
  • Understand covalent bonds formation.

Unit 6: Hydrocarbons, Alkenes and Alkanes

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the impact of organic compounds.
  • Understand alkane structure and reactions.
  • Understand alkene structure and reactions.

Unit 7: Calculus for Scientists

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Be able to use differentiation.
  • Know how to perform integration.
  • Be able to solve problems involving differentiation and integration.

Unit 8: Trigonometric Functions, Ratios and Rules

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Be able to use trigonometric functions and ratios.
  • Be able to solve equations and problems by employing trigonometric rules.
  • Be able to construct proofs by applying trigonometric rules.
  • Be able to illustrate trigonometric functions graphically.

Unit 9: Applied Statistical Research

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Be able to devise a statistical investigation.
  • Be able to collect and statistically process data.
  • Be able to apply data analysis to an investigation aim and hypotheses.
  • Be able to critically evaluate an investigation.

Unit 10: Land Based Research Project

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Be able to identify and conduct a primary research project related to Land Based Studies.
  • Be able to write a report using data from research conducted related to Land Based Science.
  • Know how to use research skills applied to a Land Based Science Project.

Unit 11: Exploring Using Spreadsheets

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Be able to set up, format and maintain data exports to other packages.
  • Be able to construct and use Spreadsheet calculations.
  • Be able to use spreadsheets to produce and develop graphs and charts.

Unit 12: Exploring Using Algebra

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Be able to use series.
  • Be able to perform logarithmic calculations.
  • Be able to solve problems involving surds.
  • Be able to solve algebraic equations.

Unit 13: Learning and Study Skills

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Know how to plan and organise study activity.
  • Understand the application of learning theories relating to personal learning.
  • Be able to create a range of strategies to address the factors which may impact upon study.
  • Understand the value of assessment feedback.

Unit 14: Writing and Studying Academic Texts

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Be able to write academically and with relevance.
  • Be able to interpret and express ideas in a piece of academic work.
  • Be able to analyse and summarise text, and appreciate the problems caused by plagiarism.

Unit 15: Planning and Writing an Assignment

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Be able to select and assess appropriate source information in response to a task.
  • Be able to reference sources used in a recognised style.
  • Understand different reading strategies.
  • Be able to take effective notes.
  • Be able to plan, draft and produce a written assignment.

Unit 16: Molarity and Chemical Change

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Be able to calculate solution concentrations.
  • Understand enthalpy change.
  • Be able to analyse data to determine reaction order.
  • Understand chemical equilibrium.

Unit 17: Cellular Structure and Activity

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand cellular structure.
  • Understand the processes and products of cellular metabolism.
  • Understand cellular growth, division, and the impact of cancer at a cellular level.

 

 

A range of units make up this qualification, with an assignment at the end of each. You will submit your work to your tutor for marking and tailored feedback. You must acquire 60 credits in total in order to achieve the Access to HE Diploma (Land Based Science). Of these credits, 45 will be taken from graded units which focus on the academic subject areas included in the course.

The remaining 15 come from ungraded units included to help you to improve your academic writing and study skills.

As part of your programme, you will also receive help as well as guidance on your university application and the research you need to do to get the most out of your diploma.

 

OUR PASS RATE
Access to Higher Education Diplomas
83%
(National Average 77.1%)
Access to Higher Education Diploma (Land Based Science)

This Course at a Glance

  • Explore ecology, the environment and conservation
  • Study the core sciences in relation to the natural world
  • Learn skills to work in agriculture, forestry management and engineering
  • Study online to fit around your existing commitments
  • Complete the course within a year
  • Go to university without A Levels

About your Diploma

Careers in agricultural, zookeeping, precision farming, forestry management and conservation are all seated within the study of land-based science.
 
Whether you want to explore a future in sustainability, arboriculture, or countryside management, studying land-based sciences will give you the core knowledge you need to specialise further down the road. Whether you want to become an Engineer or Fisheries Manager.
 
This Access to Higher Education Diploma (Land Based Science) will cover the areas of chemistry, biology, and physics in relation to ecology, animal biology and environmental management.
 
During your studies, you will cover a host of fascinating modules that explore everything from the role of government and non-governmental bodies in environmental protection to the ways in which plants are classified. You will also learn the importance of balance in nature and how an imbalance can cause a significant knock-on effect, impacting on environments, animal populations and even crop yields.
 
This course will provide you with the grounding you need to go on to further studies and a variety of careers in land-based science ranging from agricultural engineering to zookeeping. It will also equip you with a qualification that will meet the entry requirements for most related degrees. 
 

Getting Started

Stonebridge Associated Colleges is a leading UK distance learning provider, delivering a host of online learning courses that enable you to achieve your academic and career goals. This Access to Higher Education Diploma (Land Based Science) is a nationally recognised qualification that is set at Level 3 and also regulated by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA).
 
With two years to complete the course, you can take the time to dive deep and explore the subject, however, the flexibility of online study means you can finish your qualification as soon as you’re ready. This is how the majority of our learners achieve their Access to Higher Education Diploma within 9-12 months and progress to university within a year.
 
To help you stay on track, you will receive an Individual Learning Plan (ILP) outlining the submission deadlines for your assignments. 
 
*Please note, entry requirements differ between universities as each institution sets its own. It is your responsibility to check with your chosen institution that this qualification will be accepted before enrolling on the course. 
Access to Higher Education Diplomas
OUR PASS RATE
(National Average 77.1%)
83%

On successful completion of the Access to Higher Education Diploma (Land Based Science), (QAA ref = 40014265), you will receive a Skills & Education Group Access, QAA recognised, Access to Higher Education Diploma at Level 3. As part of your programme, you will also receive help as well as guidance on your university application and the research you need to do to get the most out of your diploma.

An access validating agency with a strong social purpose to recognise achievement, particularly for those who have benefited least from their previous educational experiences, Skills and Education Group Access supports the needs of learners, providers, businesses and communities.

Unit 1: Animal Cells, Locomotion and Senses

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the biology of animal cells.
  • Understand locomotion of different non-human animals.
  • Understand sensory organs in non-human animals.

Unit 2: Ecology and Environmental Science

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand habitats, ecosystems, and energy flow.
  • Understand ecosystem management.
  • Be able to assess the role of national governments and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) involved with environmental protection.

Unit 3: Introduction to Plant Biology

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand plant classification.
  • Understand the structure and function of flowering plants and how they are pollinated and fertilised.
  • Understand transport systems in plants.
  • Understand the role of plant hormones.

Unit 4: Arrangement and Trends in the Periodic Table

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the arrangement of elements  in the periodic table.
  • Understand the periodicity of period 3 of the periodic table.
  • Understand ionisation energies in relation to period 3.
  • Understand the oxidation and reduction effects of reactions.
  • Understand reactions of the Group 2 metals.

Unit 5: Atomic Structure, Electronic Structures and Bonds

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand atomic structure and relative atomic mass.
  • Be able to write and interpret electronic structures.
  • Understand ion formation and ion bonds.
  • Understand covalent bonds formation.

Unit 6: Hydrocarbons, Alkenes and Alkanes

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the impact of organic compounds.
  • Understand alkane structure and reactions.
  • Understand alkene structure and reactions.

Unit 7: Calculus for Scientists

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Be able to use differentiation.
  • Know how to perform integration.
  • Be able to solve problems involving differentiation and integration.

Unit 8: Trigonometric Functions, Ratios and Rules

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Be able to use trigonometric functions and ratios.
  • Be able to solve equations and problems by employing trigonometric rules.
  • Be able to construct proofs by applying trigonometric rules.
  • Be able to illustrate trigonometric functions graphically.

Unit 9: Applied Statistical Research

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Be able to devise a statistical investigation.
  • Be able to collect and statistically process data.
  • Be able to apply data analysis to an investigation aim and hypotheses.
  • Be able to critically evaluate an investigation.

Unit 10: Land Based Research Project

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Be able to identify and conduct a primary research project related to Land Based Studies.
  • Be able to write a report using data from research conducted related to Land Based Science.
  • Know how to use research skills applied to a Land Based Science Project.

Unit 11: Exploring Using Spreadsheets

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Be able to set up, format and maintain data exports to other packages.
  • Be able to construct and use Spreadsheet calculations.
  • Be able to use spreadsheets to produce and develop graphs and charts.

Unit 12: Exploring Using Algebra

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Be able to use series.
  • Be able to perform logarithmic calculations.
  • Be able to solve problems involving surds.
  • Be able to solve algebraic equations.

Unit 13: Learning and Study Skills

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Know how to plan and organise study activity.
  • Understand the application of learning theories relating to personal learning.
  • Be able to create a range of strategies to address the factors which may impact upon study.
  • Understand the value of assessment feedback.

Unit 14: Writing and Studying Academic Texts

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Be able to write academically and with relevance.
  • Be able to interpret and express ideas in a piece of academic work.
  • Be able to analyse and summarise text, and appreciate the problems caused by plagiarism.

Unit 15: Planning and Writing an Assignment

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Be able to select and assess appropriate source information in response to a task.
  • Be able to reference sources used in a recognised style.
  • Understand different reading strategies.
  • Be able to take effective notes.
  • Be able to plan, draft and produce a written assignment.

Unit 16: Molarity and Chemical Change

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Be able to calculate solution concentrations.
  • Understand enthalpy change.
  • Be able to analyse data to determine reaction order.
  • Understand chemical equilibrium.

Unit 17: Cellular Structure and Activity

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand cellular structure.
  • Understand the processes and products of cellular metabolism.
  • Understand cellular growth, division, and the impact of cancer at a cellular level.

 

 

A range of units make up this qualification, with an assignment at the end of each. You will submit your work to your tutor for marking and tailored feedback. You must acquire 60 credits in total in order to achieve the Access to HE Diploma (Land Based Science). Of these credits, 45 will be taken from graded units which focus on the academic subject areas included in the course.

The remaining 15 come from ungraded units included to help you to improve your academic writing and study skills.

As part of your programme, you will also receive help as well as guidance on your university application and the research you need to do to get the most out of your diploma.

 

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