QUALIFICATION
N/A
LOCATION
Cornwall College Newquay
START DATE
19 September 2022
DURATION
1 Year
LEARNING AREA
Applied Science
ATTENDANCE
Part-time

Science Gateway

Girl in science lab with microscope and human anatomy model in background Do you have the passion and potential to study one of our university-level programmes, but not the neccesary qualifications to start?
Our Science Gateway course is the perfect solution.

Whether you are returning to education or your results weren’t quite what you hoped for, the Science Gateway provides a high-quality route into the large range of science foundation degree (FdSc) programmes at Cornwall College Newquay.

Science Gateway is designed to prepare you to succeed on a foundation degree in a number of ways.

It’ll help to develop your knowledge of core underpinning scientific concepts, as well as subject knowledge specifically related to your chosen subject area.

With our focus on building practical skills; you’ll gain confidence and competence in both the laboratory and fieldwork. Alongside this, the development of your academic study skills will help to boost your research competencies and overall employability.
You will study at our thriving Newquay campus, set against an inspirational backdrop of wild and rugged headland, sheltered coves, freshwater streams, saltmarsh and sprawling estuaries.

For over 20 years, Cornwall College Newquay has inspired thousands of science graduates to make a difference, using their passion as a guide.

Our small supportive group sizes and friendly experienced tutors create a family-feel that’s unlike any university experience you will have seen. Another benefit is the contact you’ll get with academic staff teaching at higher levels, ranging from formal tutorials and lessons to attendance at oral and poster presentation sessions.

So, what are you waiting for? The Science Gateway programme is the ideal way to progress onto your foundation degree, knowing that you are well-prepared, not just to achieve but to excel.

QUALIFICATION
N/A
LOCATION
Cornwall College Newquay
START DATE
19 September 2022
DURATION
1 Year
LEARNING AREA
Applied Science
ATTENDANCE
Part-time

What you will learn

During the one year programme you will study the following modules: Foundation Biology, Further Biology, Practical and Field Studies in Biology, Foundation Chemistry, Further Chemistry, Quantitative Methods and Study Skills for Scientists.

Entry requirements

The programme is designed to provide an inclusive route into higher education and as such attracts applicants from a variety of different backgrounds. For this reason we interview all applicants to assess their suitability, which will include initial assessment. Applicants will usually possess GCSEs (or equivalent) at grade C or above in English and maths, but it is possible to complete one GCSE (or Functional Skills Level 2) alongside the programme with suitability assessed at interview. Suitability of mature applicants with no formal qualifications, but with relevant experience, will be assessed through interview.

Assessment

You will study six 20 credit modules and each will be assessed using different methods. These include assignments, formal examinations, practical work and presentations.

Progression

All of the following programmes are available with a prior Science Gateway study option:

• FdSc Agriculture
• FdSc Animal Behaviour & Psychology
• FdSc Animal Health & Management
• FdSc Animal Husbandry & Welfare
• FdSc Aquaculture & Fisheries Science
• FdSc Conservation & Countryside Management
• FdSc Conservation & Ecology
• FdSc Equitation Training & Behaviour
• FdSc Marine Conservation
• FdSc Marine Science
• FdSc Renewable Energy Technologies
• FdSc Surf Science & Technology
• FdSc Wildlife Education & Media
• FdSc Zoological Conservation

Cornwall College Newquay

Cornwall College Newquay

Our dedicated higher education campus is home to the marine science, zoology and surf stars of the future. Championing #generationrestoration, this campus may be small, but its students and staff have a big impact on our planet and its future wellbeing. Likeminded individuals come together to undertake international, award-winning research, meaning when their incredible time at Newquay is done, they move onto fantastic and important careers. It’s why you should definitely consider Cornwall College Newquay for your #careercollege experience.

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During the one year programme you will study the following modules: Foundation Biology, Further Biology, Practical and Field Studies in Biology, Foundation Chemistry, Further Chemistry, Quantitative Methods and Study Skills for Scientists.

The programme is designed to provide an inclusive route into higher education and as such attracts applicants from a variety of different backgrounds. For this reason we interview all applicants to assess their suitability, which will include initial assessment. Applicants will usually possess GCSEs (or equivalent) at grade C or above in English and maths, but it is possible to complete one GCSE (or Functional Skills Level 2) alongside the programme with suitability assessed at interview. Suitability of mature applicants with no formal qualifications, but with relevant experience, will be assessed through interview.

You will study six 20 credit modules and each will be assessed using different methods. These include assignments, formal examinations, practical work and presentations.

All of the following programmes are available with a prior Science Gateway study option: • FdSc Agriculture • FdSc Animal Behaviour & Psychology • FdSc Animal Health & Management • FdSc Animal Husbandry & Welfare • FdSc Aquaculture & Fisheries Science • FdSc Conservation & Countryside Management • FdSc Conservation & Ecology • FdSc Equitation Training & Behaviour • FdSc Marine Conservation • FdSc Marine Science • FdSc Renewable Energy Technologies • FdSc Surf Science & Technology • FdSc Wildlife Education & Media • FdSc Zoological Conservation

Cornwall College Newquay

Cornwall College Newquay

Our dedicated higher education campus is home to the marine science, zoology and surf stars of the future. Championing #generationrestoration, this campus may be small, but its students and staff have a big impact on our planet and its future wellbeing. Likeminded individuals come together to undertake international, award-winning research, meaning when their incredible time at Newquay is done, they move onto fantastic and important careers. It’s why you should definitely consider Cornwall College Newquay for your #careercollege experience.

Visiting our Newquay campus?   View our visitor information


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Dates & Locations

  • Course type University
  • Location - Cornwall College Newquay
  • Start Date - 19 September 2022
  • Fees - Tuition Fees: £9250.00
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Course Code 12037-NQY-22

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