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 or would like a change of career. 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 20 hours of additional study at home each week. Additional support is available for students for particular difficulties/needs.
There is also:
- a Learning Support team
- Learning Centres
- Well-being team (Counsellors)
- a Learner Support Fund (apply through college)
- designated study space specifically for our HE and Access to HE students
*2018/2019 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 firstname.lastname@example.org for advice.
The course comprises units of study in a range of art and design disciplines.
Units may include:
- Painting and Drawing – using a range of mediums
- Photography – studio and location-based photography using digital and film cameras
- Graphic Design – typography and graphic design incorporating the use of computer design software
- Ceramics – creating forms with clay using a range of techniques
- Textiles – dying and printing onto cloth
- Printmaking – using a range of techniques including screen printing
- Sculpture – using a range of materials and tools
Students will develop skills in researching and analysing existing artwork to inform their own work.
The modules are chosen to give a broad based understanding of art and design and a grounding in a range of skills. Learners also study IT and study skills at Level 2 (GCSE level/Level 3).
All Access students will also be enrolled on a supplementary IT course, at no extra cost. The ITQ qualification has been designed to enhance and polish IT skills for use in the real world and is vital for university and future careers.