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.
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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 when you successfully complete your studies in 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 course comprises of different units of study.
Core units may include:
- Social Services Provision for Children and Families
- Health Promotion
- Class and Stratification
- Equality and Diversity
- Professional Communication in Social Work
- Sociology of Welfare and Poverty
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.