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.
Herefordshire and Ludlow College accredited by OCN
Our achievement rates for our Access to Higher Education Diploma are amongst the top in the UK and the course has successfully launched many adult students into a variety of careers. Offering an alternative route to traditional A Levels, the course has many different methods of teaching and assessment with an emphasis on building confidence and skills. We have skilled and experienced staff who are familiar with the specific concerns and difficulties encountered by people returning to full-time education after a break. Students find that they also gain a great deal of support from other members of the group.
There are two possible routes:
- 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
All choices are subject to change and sufficient enrolments. The course aims to accommodate, as far as possible, other commitments students may have. Teaching hours amount to 15 hours a week within family-friendly hours and it is an excellent way to make a new start.
A number of different teaching methods are used to acquaint you with those used in higher education, including seminars, discussions and workshops. You will attend lectures and study independently using college facilities. Assessments include essays, projects, oral presentations as well as open and closed-book examinations. The course is credit based and you are awarded credits for work that you have successfully completed. When you have accumulated enough credits you will be awarded an Access to Higher Education Diploma.
- A minimum of maths and English GCSE at grades 9 - 4 (A - C)
- Successful completion of; interview, comprehension exercise, literacy and numeracy assessment
An Access to Higher Education Diploma will open doors to higher education. In addition, the work on the course will prepare for studying at degree level. Finally, it will boost students' self confidence and open their mind to new ares of interest.
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): tuition fees are £3,300.00 (at present). Students 19 years and above may apply for an Advanced Learner Loan to fund the tuition fees.
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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