Access to Higher Education Diploma
- Access offers an alternative route to A Levels or BTEC courses
- Our Access to HE programme has successfully launched students into a variety of courses and careers.
This a life-changing and academic preparatory course for progression to university-level study.
This course offers an alternative route to A Levels and BTEC Level 3 courses and has successfully launched many students into a variety of courses and careers. Students on this course achieve consistently high grades and in 2016 they achieved the highest in England. There is an emphasis on building your confidence and the course design takes into consideration the possibility that many students may not have been in full-time education for some time. You will find that you gain a high level of support from both the teaching team and from other members of the group. This course will open doors to university-level qualifications and will prepare you for studying at this level. Teaching hours are designed to be family friendly.
Two diplomas are offered (subject to numbers)
- Level 3 Diploma in Access to Higher Education (Health)
- Level 3 Diploma in Access to Higher Education (Social Sciences & Humanities)
Access to Higher Education Diploma (Health)
Modules: Two of the options need to be completed
- Skills for Learning (Mandatory)
- Human Biology
Access to Higher Education Diploma (Social Sciences and Humanities)
- Skills for Learning
Assessments take a variety of forms, including essays, projects, oral presentations and open and closed book examinations. The course is credit based; you must achieve 60 Level 3 credits to pass the course, 45 of which will be graded Pass, Merit or Distinction. Universities make offers based on grade achievement.
- Grade C (grade 4) or higher in GCSE English language and GCSE maths
- Experience of life outside full-time education
- The motivation and determination to succeed on an intensive programme
If you complete the Health Diploma you may apply for degree courses leading to careers in the health professions, including nursing, midwifery, paramedic science and occupational therapy. If you complete the Social Sciences and Humanities Diploma you may apply for initial teacher training courses and other degrees in education, humanities and social sciences
What can I study next?
If you complete the Access to Higher Education Diploma (Health) you may apply for degree courses leading to careers in the health professions including nursing, midwifery, paramedic science and occupational therapy. If you complete the Access to Higher Education Diploma (Social Sciences and Humanities) you may apply for Initial Teacher Training courses and other degrees in education, humanities and social sciences.
For students aged 16 - 18 years: There are no tuition or examination fees. | Materials Fee - £300 per year
For students aged 19 or over (at the start of the course): Different fees apply depending on your individual circumstances and prior qualifications. Please call the Enquiries Line on 0800 032 1986 to speak to somebody who will be able to help.
For more information on finance and the loans available, please view the Finance for HE section of this website
Please Note: Costs are subject to change, please call Enquiries on 0800 032 1986 to check.
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