- Our staff are subject specialists and specialists in post-16 teaching. Many also have vocational experience in relevant fields
- Well-resourced teaching rooms and LRC facilities for research
- Visits and speakers to enhance your learning
- Excellent support with the UCAS university admissions process
- The opportunity to learn in an adult environment and take advantage of the wide range of social and leisure activities only available through the College.
What Level Is This Qualification?
This is a Level 3 qualification and is delivered over one year.
Who Is This Course For?
This course is for students aged 19 when the course begins who wish to progress onto Higher Education.
International students who are applying for Access courses in order to enter the nursing profession should be aware that they are required to meet specific three-year residency criteria to be able to progress to Higher Education courses.
What Does This Course Cover?
You will take a number of core modules such as numeracy, ICT and communications. Your subject options then depend upon the ‘pathway’ you have chosen. These pathways are:
- Health and Sciences (modules include Health Studies, Human Biology, Psychology and Social Policy)
- Social Sciences (Social Policy, Sociology, Health Studies and Psychology)
- Teacher Education (Health Studies, Psychology, Human Biology and Social Policy)
- Business Studies (Marketing, Psychology, Law and Economics).
Are There Any Entry Requirements?
Ideally, you will require a Level 2 English and a Level 2 Maths qualification to join one of our Access to Higher Education Diploma course programmes. Entry will be dependent upon a review of previous qualifications in addition to a literacy and numeracy assessment undertaken at interview.
How Much Will I Have To Study Each Week?
You should be prepared to study for around 20-25 hours per week. Approximately 15 hours will be taught sessions at College, the remainder will be homework and additional self-study research.
You can expect to be in college 3 days per week and classes will normally be between 9am and 3pm (in exceptional circumstances classes may end at 3.30 pm).
Do I Need To Purchase Anything?
You will need to provide your own stationery (notepad, pen, additional equipment for Maths etc.).
How Will I Be Assessed?
Assessment is continuous and you will be required to submit a portfolio of coursework for each unit by the end of the course. We use a range of assessment methods, including class exercises, formal written assignments and tutor records of performance during class discussions and presentations. There will be some end of unit examinations.
How Will My Progress Be Monitored?
Your progress is regularly monitored through 1:1 tutorials and assessment of class work and homework. You will have a Personal Tutor who will support you with your studies.
What Can I Do After This Course?
You can progress to higher education in a range of subjects such as:
- Occupational Therapy
- Health Studies
- Biomedical Sciences
- Social Work
- Education - Teaching or Early Years
- Marketing and Business Studies.
Completing the qualification can also improve your employment prospects.
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Last updated February 2, 2016