What is it like to study this course and how will I be assessed?
The Access course has been designed for those adults who feel they missed out on higher education when they were younger. The programme aims to provide a firm foundation for study at degree level. Study skills and educational guidance form essential parts of the course.
Tutorial sessions support learners and offer guidance with the UCAS process and study skills.
The Diploma is taught by subject specialist teaching staff in a supportive environment to develop the academic skills necessary to progress onto higher education. You will have homework and assignment work set each week with strict deadlines. There is at least 15-20 hours of additional study at home each week. Additional support is available for students for particular difficulties/needs.
- A brand new Maths and Science Centre
- A dedicated IT lab
- A Learning Support team
- Learning Centres
- Well being team (Counsellors)
- A Learner Support Fund (apply through college)
*2017/2018 fees for Access to Higher Education courses are dependent on your age, circumstances and chosen course. Click here to view more information about fees This course is eligible for an Advanced Learner Loan, which may be written off if you continue your studies in to higher education at college or university. For more information click here.
You may be entitled to support towards the fee, please phone Jill Clark on 01392 400526 or email email@example.com for advice.
The programme consists of compulsory core units and subject options:
These are some of the units available:
- Cell Biology: An essential introduction to Level 3 science including cells, biological molecules, enzymes and membrane transport
- Heart and Circulation: A practical unit where you get a chance to dissect a pig’s heart and fully understand how it works
- Human Disease and Immunity: How does our immune system respond when it comes into contact with pathogens?
- Human Reproduction: This is an optional unit for all the potential midwifes
- Key Debates and Perspectives in Psychology: The aims of these lectures are to look at the different schools of thought in psychology. We discuss the physiological perspective, behaviourism, psychodynamics, cognitive psychology and humanistic psychology. We also discuss key debates in psychology, e.g. nature Vs nurture
- Social Psychology: Our final unit of the academic year explores the psychological theories explaining why people hold prejudice beliefs. This unit is used as the basis for the exam unit in Study Skills
- Cognitive Psychology: In this unit students can choose whether to study theory & research into the models of memory or into using eye witnesses in court proceedings. This involves self-directed study after a lead lecture on the topic
- Number: A refresher unit for everyone on Decimals, Percentages, Fractions, Division and Multiplication. Essential for University Interview maths tests
For a full list of units, please click here.