Access to Higher Education
SPECIFICALLY AIMED AT STUDENTS OVER 19, THE ACCESS TO HE DIPLOMA OFFERS A RECOGNISED ENTRY QUALIFICATION TO HIGHER EDUCATION.
WHAT DOES IT INVOLVE?
Specifically aimed at students over 19, the Access to HE Diploma offers a recognised entry qualification to higher education. You can study the course full time over a year if you have GCSE English and Maths at grade 4 or above.
For those candidates who still need to gain a GCSE in English or Maths, you may take the course over two years part-time, as you gain your English and/or maths qualifications alongside.
Students who have yet to gain both GCSE English and Maths are not eligible to enrol on to Access, but will be supported with enrolling on to the relevant courses.
ACCESS TO HIGHER EDUCATION DIPLOMAS
Each Diploma is worth 60 credits, and you need to pass all 60 credits to gain the Diploma. These will be achieved across the range of units you take in your mandatory and optional subjects.
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Yes, but only part-time. The Access Course is demanding in terms of lessons and homework in one year, so you are unlikely to have much time for paid work.
Yes, there is a nursery for students’ children but it is very popular. You will need to have been interviewed and accepted a place by July for the September start to be fairly sure of a place.
The course runs each year from early September – there is no midway start.
Currently Access runs as a daytime course.
There is a means tested Discretionary Learner Support Fund (DLSF) available for students to apply for help with eg books, stationery or travel. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
If you wish to take an Access Diploma course you need to have GCSE Maths and English at Level 4 or above. You must check your proposed university course entrance requirements before starting the Access course. You may take GCSEs as part of the part-time Access programme.
Yes, you will have a personal tutor and there is a full Careers service in College.
Yes. All Access students will take units on essay writing and critical thinking, which will develop the skills you will need for assignments and your future studies at university. One-to-one tutorials are also available with your teachers if you need advice or assistance.