Science and Humanities

This is a multidisciplinary programme area with a team of specialist lecturers dedicated to supporting learners to develop the skills needed for progression to study at a higher level or gain employment. 

Level 2 pre-access pathway

This offers ideal preparation for future studies at higher levels or employment. The course is taught through lectures, group work and independent learning activities. You will study a combination of humanities and science subjects and develop a variety of academic and vocational skills. The application and interview process is designed to ensure that the course will provide you with a qualification relevant to your future employment and/or educational needs.

Level 3 pathway

The Level 3 pathway options in Humanities or Environmental will allow you to take the next steps towards Higher Education or employment.  The humanities pathway combines a blend of technical and academic skills in order to support you to become a highly skilled, work-ready individual valued by employers and universities.  You will also develop transferable skills such as teamwork, creative problem solving and research.   The subjects studied include Enterprise, English Language and History.  This pathway will support progression to Higher Education or employment in a broad range of sectors.  The range of subjects studied on the environmental pathway will allow progress to a broad range of Higher Education courses in science and related areas including conservation, ecology, natural hazard management, marine sciences and oceanography. The subjects studied include Environmental Science, Chemistry and Marine Science and Environmental Management.  The skills learned are also relevant to a broad range of jobs and careers that would benefit from analytical skills and the ability to plan and record observations and to make conclusions from these.

If you would like more information about this programme area please contact the Programme Area Secretary on 648203.

Available courses


  • Level 2 Pre-access Pathway Combined Humanities Science
    DURATION: 1 year
  • Level 3 Access to HE Humanities Pathway
    DURATION: 1 year
  • L3 Access To HE Environmental Studies Pathway