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Pre-Access: Science (WITHOUT Physics)

Course information

This Pre Access Full Science Programme is for students wishing to progress to courses such as medicine, pharmacy, veterinary Science etc., and will study GCSE Maths, English, and a combination of Science subjects. This is a full GCSE programme.

Note that a fee may be chargeable in certain circumstances.

IMPORTANT: You must be aged 19 or over to be able to study on an Access programme.


GCSE Maths or Functional Skills Maths
GCSE English or Functional Skills English
GCSE Biology
GCSE Chemistry

This course leads to...

This course can lead to an Access to Higher Education Diploma at the City of Liverpool College

Entry Requirements

To secure a place on the Pre-Access programme, you must currently be working towards Level 2 in both English and Maths. Therefore, in order to receive an offer of a place on the course, you will be required to pass the College’s initial assessment, which will identify you as working towards Level 2/GCSE.This assessment will determine whether you are placed initially on Functional Skills or GCSE, which will be reassessed during the first half term.
If you are not currently working towards Level 2/GCSE, you will be required to complete a programme of study aimed at improving your skills in English and Maths. You will have an opportunity to do this by studying on a flexible English and Maths course before you apply next year for this course.

Why study with us?

The Pre Access department at The City of Liverpool College is a team of specialist teachers with extensive knowledge of their subject areas. We have considerable experience and expertise working with adult learners who have taken either a short or a long break from formal education.

We understand that returning to education can be a daunting prospect. Accordingly, we provide an inclusive, supportive and respectful learning environment. We are here to nurture and encourage you to embrace fresh academic study, to facilitate your smooth progression through to university, enabling you to pursue your career ambitions and to achieve your full academic potential.

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Further Information...

Need more information or can’t find the course you’re looking for? We can book you in to speak with our dedicated Advice & Guidance team about your options at The City of Liverpool College. With hundreds of courses and flexible learning, we’re sure to have something to meet your needs.

You can contact us online via or call us at any point on 0151 252 3000 with any queries you may have – we’re here to help.


Course ID: 164123

Course Year: 21/22

Course Duration: 1 Year


If you are 16-18 years old at the start of your course, studying at The City of Liverpool College is free. If you are aged between 19-23 and don’t already hold a qualification equivalent to 5 GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above, and you need to study at Entry or Level 1 to progress to Level 2, you won't have to pay any fees for this course.

Aged 19 or over and unemployed or earning less than £18,135 a year? You may also qualify to join this course for free. To find out more, contact our admissions team on 0151 252 3000 or at

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