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This course is for mature students who wish to progress to a Degree programme in Radiography. You will follow subjects that will aid your application to a Bachelor of Science programme, including physics, mathematics, biology, and wider sciences, plus a work experience placement with the NHS. You will also have a weekly tutorial.

  • About the Course

    You will study:

    • X-ray tubes/X-ray production
    • Medical Physics
    • Energy and Waves
    • Clinical Imaging and Radiotherapy
    • Cell Structure and function
    • Chemistry: Structure and properties of biological molecules
    • Human Biology
    • Introduction to matter
    • The Blood
    • The Cardiovascular System
    • Reading and comprehension of texts
    • Writing standard English
    • Using IT
    • Statistics and probability
  • Entry Requirements

    Universities require learners to have GCSEs to progress onto a Degree and West Thames College can help you get these alongside your Access course. The GCSEs you will be asked to have are in English, Maths and Science. To join this Access course, students must already have GCSE Maths and Science and be prepared to study your GCSE in English if you do not have this. Please note: A condition of enrolment onto this Access course is your competence to sit the missing GCSE English. Therefore, you will not be enrolled onto the access until we have the outcome of your initial assessment. If you need to study more than one of the above GCSEs then why not enrol on our Adult GCSE courses for an academic year and then join your Access course. This is a very demanding course, equivalent to an A-Level programme, so in addition to a good level of literacy, numeracy and science knowledge(GCSE grade A-C standard / grade 9-4), you will be required to meet the course assessment deadlines which will require additional hours of independent study in order to succeed. We recognised that as adult learners you may have long periods of break in education, therefore we provide additional support such as study skills as well as support for learners with identified learning needs such as dyslexia or dyspraxia. If you are not quite ready for this Access course we may offer you another course that will prepare you for the Access course

    You will need to have a DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check for this course.

    If you need advice before you apply, please call 020 8326 2020 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

  • Progression

    On completion of this course you will receive an OCN London Diploma and you may progress to a degree programme in radiography or other healthcare related course.

  • Assessment Method

    Your development and progress on the course will be assessed on a regular basis both informally and formally. You will receive regular feedback from your tutors about your progress.

    The assessment procedures vary from module to module and so will depend on what you are studying; there will be some set essays, coursework projects, and tests throughout the course. All of the modules use continuous assessment processes, which means that there is no dependence on final examinations (except GCSE Maths, English and Science).

    As you go through the course you will know whether you are meeting the requirements or not, and you will be given opportunities to catch up and make good any problems.

How to Apply

Please click the apply now button and fill out the online application form. An adviser will be in touch regarding interview dates.


Course Info

Courses for Adults 19+

Full Time

Level 3

Location Isleworth

Start Date 18/09/2023

OCN London Diploma & GCSE English if achieved in year


Dr. Anjana Pal
Lecturer in Chemistry & Biology, Curriculum Leader, HND Applied Biology

“I have 18 years of experience in Biology and Science. I have a PHD in Cytogenetics. I enjoy working with students of varied backgrounds and capabilities, supporting any learning needs. I specialise in HND Biology with specialisation in Genetics and Biochemistry”

Dr. Anjana Pal

Halima Taoual
Applied Biology HND

Halima completed the HND and progressed to third year in Biomedical Science at Greenwhich University and successfully graduated. She is currently doing her Masters at Greenwich and looking forward to working in Genomic Medicine in the future.

Halima Taoual
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