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    Hi all,

    I understand this will vary from college to college but I am intending to go on a one year Science Access Course studying Physics and Chemistry this September. Can anyone give me a ballpark figure of how much this is going to cost and if I can get finance for it?

    The college I intend to go to is Liverpool Community College if anyone has specific information.
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    An Access course is equivalent to A-levels, so it is classed as further education and not higher education. You won't be eligible for student finance. Sorry.

    Kind regards.
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    I'm currently doing an access course in N Ireland and its a 1 yr full time one. The access course is free to all - no income assessment or anything like that - not sure if its free in the whole UK or if its a regional thing.

    Regards grants, I got a "Further Education" grant which was £2092 (fixed amount) and to get it I had to apply to the local education board so give them a ring - and you need to do it before the end of May.

    Also in the college you can apply to the college for the hardship fund. I got my whole years bus fares, books purchase paid along with a contribution towards my bills/mortgage, in total I got £1400 from that. Check out your colleges student finance pages for that.

    Hope that helps
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    I didn't have A-levels when I applied for my access course, and on that basis it would have been free (I didn't enrol in the end). If I'd had two or more A-levels (='full level 3 qualification') I'd've stopped being eligible - this was 2009, I don't know if it's changed since.
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    I am currently studying an access course in biology and chemistry at liverpool community college. The current fees are just under £2000 however there is as said before a college hardship fund and many circumstances in which fees are waivered, you would need to see student services situated on roscoe street for further information.
 
 
 
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