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.
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.
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.
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.
This is a Level 3 qualification and is delivered over one year.
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).
You will need to provide your own stationery (notepad, pen, additional equipment for Maths etc.).
Please contact the Course Information and Enquiries Team on 01908 684452 or 01908 684453.
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.
Advanced Learner Loan: £3384
Funding support may be available on this course, click here to find out more.
There’s no upper age limit to studying Access to HE.
You can choose to study full or part-time.
If you continue to Higher Education on completion of an Access to Higher Education Diploma, your Advanced Learner Loan is written off.