Access to Higher Education - Level 3
- Access to Higher Education offers an alternative route to A Levels or BTEC courses
- Our Access to Higher Education programme has successfully launched students into a variety of courses and careers.
Please join us - this could be an exciting beginning to the rest of your life! We offer a life-changing and academic preparatory course to progress to university-level study.
Herefordshire & Ludlow College accredited by Open College Network West Midlands
Qualifications: Two Diplomas are offered (subject to numbers)
Level 3 in Access to Higher Education Diploma (Health Professionals)
or Level 3 in Access to Higher Education Diploma (Social Science and Humanities)
Attendance: Full-time (15 hours per week in college)
Duration: 34 weeks with some flexibility for extenuating circumstances
Location: HLC Hereford Campus
Application: HLC application form
This programme of study is truly life changing. 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. Our achievement rates for our Access to Higher Education Diploma are amongst the top in the UK and the course has successfully launched many students into a variety of careers. 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. The course boosts students’ self-confidence and opens their minds to new areas of interest.
There are two possible routes:
- Access to Higher Education Diploma (Health Professionals)
- Access to Higher Education Diploma (Social Science and Humanities)
The course modules for Access to Higher Education Diploma (Health) include:
- Human Biology
- Study skills
The course modules for Access to Higher Education Diploma (Social Science and Humanities) include:
- Study Skills
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 and 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 areas of interest.
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University-level courses can be found in our Higher Education Course Guide. To request a copy contact:
T: 0800 032 1986
For students aged 19+ years and above, tuition fees are £3,022 (at time of print). Students 19 years and above may apply for an Advanced Learner Loan to fund the tuition fees.
Please note: Access to HE students who go on to complete their higher education course at university will not have to repay this loan (subject to current government rulings). All fees are subject to change, please check with the relevant provider and see the Finance for HE page of this website.
Telephone: 0800 032 1986