Access to Higher Education

Are you looking to study for a degree or foundation degree but haven’t got the right qualifications? Stockton Riverside College offers Access to Higher Education courses that can help you get there.

We have a range of courses that can help you achieve your goal and have a great record in helping our students succeed.


Advanced Learner Loan

Funding your future!

If you’re planning to study an Access to HE course you may qualify for an Advanced Learner Loan.

These loans help you to pay the tuition fees for your course.

Most learners studying an Access course will qualify for these loans from the UK government. It’s easy to apply, your household income isn’t taken into account and there’s no credit check. You won’t have to pay anything back until your income is over £21,000 a year.

The loan could be written off if you complete a degree programme after an Access to HE course.

Part time

Ones Awards Human Biology 

Start date: 27th November

Days and times: Mondays 9.30am – 3.30pm

Duration: 10 weeks

Cost: £600

Ones Awards Psychology

Start date: September 2018

Days and times: Wednesdays 5.30pm – 9pm

Duration: 10 weeks

Cost: £600

Pre-Access to HE – Fast track

Within the college this level 2 qualification is highly regarded as an excellent stepping stone for those wanting to enter the Access to Higher Education route into university. The Level 2 Qualification in skills for Employment, Training and Personal Development is also labelled as Pre-Access due to its success rate in helping those who have struggled with the initial Maths and English screening tests for their desired Access choices.

Attendance: Part time
Start date: 3rd September 2018
Duration: 5 weeks
Location: Teesdale

What will you do?

Using Calculations T/505/4026:

The numeracy element of the course is based on developing understanding of number and data. The module also focusses on being able to identify Maths in real life situations.

Personal Career Preparation D/505/5123:

The career element of the course draws focus on personal progression, how you learn and what types of careers are available for those after Access and university.

Punctuation and Grammar Skills F/505/4028:

The English element of the course is motivated in developing understanding of punctuation and grammar. The work involved helps bring focus on essay development as well as creating a UCAS university personal statement

How am I assessed?
The course entails the production of a portfolio of evidence to show your newly developed skills. There are various methods of assessment such as presentations, essays, individual research and homework

What’s next?

The course enables those to have confidence as they progress onto Access to HE and university. Currently at SRC we have various cohorts of Access such as Health, Counselling, Education, Sports Studies (TBC), Science (TBC) and Humanities and Social Sciences.

You need:
There are no entry requirements for the Level 2 course yet there may be the need to sit a BKSB screening test to show what Maths and English levels you are currently working at. A tutor will discuss with you your options after this screening.

How much does the course cost?
£300

What days and times does the course run?    

3rd Sept 18              Wed, Thurs, Fri              9.30am – 3.30pm

3rd Sept 18              Wed, Thurs                    5pm – 9pm

Access to HE Diploma (Health) Fast track

Accessible only to students who also complete a fast track preparation for access course commencing 3rd September 2018. 

The Access to Higher Education Diploma is a qualification which prepares people without traditional qualifications for study at university. If you would like to go to university but left school without the qualifications you need, then an Access to HE course could be for you. There is no upper-age limit for Access to HE courses, most Access to HE courses can be completed in one year. Most courses are part time and students can complete the course in one year, but this does not mean that you will be in college all day throughout the week.

Factfile
Location: Teesdale
Attendance: Part time
Start date: 10th October 2018
Duration: 34 weeks

What will you do?

The Diploma is made up of a series of modules which are individually graded.

Subjects will include maths and English at level 2 and level 3 units such as Health Promotion, Human Biology, Humans Against Disease, Psychological aspects of health & Professional Skills in Health care.

How will I learn?

Class sessions which involve lectures and demonstrations. Interactive learning using IT and the virtual learning environment (VLE). Learners are supported and encouraged to develop independent learning techniques.

How am I assessed?

The production of a portfolio of evidence is crucial. Assessment involves the writing of essays, reports, examinations, research and giving group and individual presentations.

What’s next?
Successful applicants apply to university for a place on a range of health and social care related degrees. These include nursing, midwifery, occupational therapy, dental nurse and physiotherapist.

You need:
All learners will be considered on their individual merits although recent relevant learning at level two is advantageous.  All applicants will be invited to attend an information session. Following this, those interested will be asked to complete a literacy and numeracy test to determine if a place can be offered. Where appropriate an interview will be offered.

How much does the course cost?

£3384

When does the course run?

Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays 9.30am – 3.30pm, or Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays 5.30pm – 9pm

 

This qualification is awarded by One Awards.

Access to HE Diploma (Humanities & Social Sciences) Fast track

Accessible only to students who also complete a fast track preparation for access course commencing 3rd September 2018. 

The Access to Higher Education Diploma is a qualification which prepares people without traditional qualifications for study at university. If you would like to go to university but left school without the qualifications you need, then an Access to HE course could be for you. There is no upper-age limit for Access to HE courses, most Access to HE courses can be completed in one year. Most courses are part time and students can complete the course in one year, but this does not mean that you will be in college all day throughout the week.

Factfile
Location: Teesdale
Attendance: Part time
Start date: 10th October 2018
Duration: 34 weeks

How much does the course cost?

£3384

When does the course run?

Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays 9.30am – 3.30pm, or Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays 5.30pm – 9pm.

 

This qualification is awarded by One Awards.

Access to HE Diploma (Social Care) Fast track

Accessible only to students who also complete a fast track preparation for access course, commencing 3rd September 2018. 

The Access to Higher Education Diploma is a qualification which prepares people without traditional qualifications for study at university. If you would like to go to university but left school without the qualifications you need, then an Access to HE course could be for you. There is no upper-age limit for Access to HE courses, most Access to HE courses can be completed in one year. Most courses are part time and students can complete the course in one year, but this does not mean that you will be in college all day throughout the week.

Factfile
Location: Teesdale
Attendance: Part time
Start date: 10th October 2018
Duration: 34 weeks

What will you do?
The Diploma is made up of a series of modules which are individually graded.

Level 2 English, Maths, Researching Opportunities in Higher Education and Personal Learning and Development.

Level 3 units such as Principles of Social Work Practice, Professional Practice, Psychology, Values and Practice in Care and Development and Social Policy and Welfare.

How will you learn?
Class sessions which involve lectures and demonstrations. Interactive learning using IT and the virtual learning environment (VLE). Learners are supported and encouraged to develop independent learning techniques.

How are you assessed?
The production of a portfolio of evidence is crucial. Assessment involves the writing of essays, reports, examinations, research and giving group and individual presentations. This Course is brand new for 2017-18!

You need:
All learners will be considered on their individual merits although recent relevant learning at level two is advantageous. All applicants will be invited to attend an information session. All applicants will be invited to attend an information session. A current DBS to allow for work experience to in a relevant setting.

What do you need to know?
This qualification is awarded by One Awards.

All applicants will be invited to attend an information session. Following this, those interested will be asked to complete a literacy and numeracy test; alongside a written assessment to determine if a place can be offered.

What’s next?
Successful applicants apply to university for a place on a range of health and social care related degrees. These include nursing, midwifery, occupational therapy, dental nurse and physiotherapist., Cert HE in Social Care which is delivered at the college.

How much does the course cost?
£3384

What financial & additional support can I get?

  • Apply for finance with a 19+ Advanced Learner Loan Students Loans England.
  • First Level 3? Apply for L3 entitlement.
  • Subject to Availability – Childcare partial fee bursary.

Destinations and Progress
Successful applicants apply to university for a place on a range of health and social care related degrees. These include Bsc social work and Social Care related HE courses, and Cert HE in Social Care which is delivered at the college.

When does the course run?

Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays 9.30am – 3.30pm.

Access to HE Diploma (Educational Studies) Fast track

Accessible only to students who also complete a fast track preparation to access course, commencing 3rd September 2018.

The Access to Higher Education Diploma is a qualification which prepares people without traditional qualifications for study at university. If you would like to go to university but left school without the qualifications you need, then an Access to HE course could be for you. There is no upper-age limit for Access to HE courses, most Access to HE courses can be completed in one year. Most courses are part time and students can complete the course in one year, but this does not mean that you will be in college all day throughout the week. This course currently runs as an evening provision.

Factfile
Location: Teesdale
Duration: 34 weeks
Attendance: Part time
Start date: 10th October 2018

What will you do?

The Diploma is made up of a series of modules which are individually graded.

Subjects will include Level 2 English, Maths, Researching and Understanding Opportunities in Higher Education and Personal Learning and Development and Level 3 modules such as Teaching and Learning, Professional Practice, English Literature, Human Biology and Psychology.

How will I learn?

Class sessions which involve lectures and demonstrations. Interactive learning using IT and the virtual learning environment (VLE). Learners are supported and encouraged to develop independent learning techniques.

How am I assessed?

The production of a portfolio of evidence is crucial. Assessment involves the writing of essays, reports, examinations, research and giving group and individual presentations.

What’s next?
Successful applicants apply to university for a place on a range of teaching and education related degrees.

All learners will be considered on their individual merits. All applicants will be invited to attend an information session. Following this, those interested will be asked to complete a literacy and numeracy test to determine if a place can be offered. Where appropriate an interview will be offered.

You need:

All learners will be considered on their individual merits although recent relevant learning at level two is advantageous. All applicants will be invited to attend an information session. All applicants will be invited to attend an information session. Following this, those interested will be asked to complete a literacy and numeracy test; alongside a written assessment to determine if a place can be offered. Where appropriate an interview will be offered.

How do I apply/enrol?
www.stockton.ac.uk/apply

This qualification is awarded by One Awards.

  • Level 3 Access to HE for Free * your 19+ leaner Loan will be written off if your successfully progress onto University and complete your course!
  • Access to HE fully funded with a 19+ Learner Loan
  • Progress onto Higher Education and complete your degree and your Access fees will be wiped out

How much does the course cost?

£3384

When does the course run?

Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays 5.30pm – 9pm.

 

This qualification is awarded by One Awards.

Access to HE Diploma (Educational Studies)

The Access to Higher Education Diploma is a qualification which prepares people without traditional qualifications for study at university. If you would like to go to university but left school without the qualifications you need, then an Access to HE course could be for you. There is no upper-age limit for Access to HE courses, most Access to HE courses can be completed in one year. Most courses are part time and students can complete the course in one year, but this does not mean that you will be in college all day throughout the week. This course currently runs as an evening provision.

Factfile
Location: Teesdale
Attendance: Part time
Duration: 34 weeks
Start date: 12th September 2018

What will you do?

The Diploma is made up of a series of modules which are individually graded.

Subjects will include Level 2 English, Maths, Researching and Understanding Opportunities in Higher Education and Personal Learning and Development and Level 3 modules such as Teaching and Learning, Professional Practice, English Literature, Human Biology and Psychology.

How will I learn?

Class sessions which involve lectures and demonstrations. Interactive learning using IT and the virtual learning environment (VLE). Learners are supported and encouraged to develop independent learning techniques.

How am I assessed?

The production of a portfolio of evidence is crucial. Assessment involves the writing of essays, reports, examinations, research and giving group and individual presentations.

What’s next?
Successful applicants apply to university for a place on a range of teaching and education related degrees.

All learners will be considered on their individual merits. All applicants will be invited to attend an information session. Following this, those interested will be asked to complete a literacy and numeracy test to determine if a place can be offered. Where appropriate an interview will be offered.

You need:

All learners will be considered on their individual merits although recent relevant learning at level two is advantageous. All applicants will be invited to attend an information session. All applicants will be invited to attend an information session. Following this, those interested will be asked to complete a literacy and numeracy test; alongside a written assessment to determine if a place can be offered. Where appropriate an interview will be offered.

How do I apply/enrol?
www.stockton.ac.uk/apply

This qualification is awarded by One Awards.

  • Level 3 Access to HE for Free * your 19+ leaner Loan will be written off if your successfully progress onto University and complete your course!
  • Access to HE fully funded with a 19+ Learner Loan
  • Progress onto Higher Education and complete your degree and your Access fees will be wiped out

How much does the course cost?

£3384

When does the course run?

Wednesdays and Thursdays 5.30pm – 9pm

 

This qualification is awarded by One Awards.

Access to HE Diploma (Health)

The Access to Higher Education Diploma is a qualification which prepares people without traditional qualifications for study at university. If you would like to go to university but left school without the qualifications you need, then an Access to HE course could be for you. There is no upper-age limit for Access to HE courses, most Access to HE courses can be completed in one year. Most courses are part time and students can complete the course in one year, but this does not mean that you will be in college all day throughout the week.

Factfile
Location: Teesdale
Attendance: Part time
Duration: 34 weeks
Start dates: 10th September 2018
11th September 2018
12th September 2018

What will you do?

The Diploma is made up of a series of modules which are individually graded.

Subjects will include maths and English at level 2 and level 3 units such as Health Promotion, Human Biology, Humans Against Disease, Psychological aspects of health & Professional Skills in Health care.

How will I learn?

Class sessions which involve lectures and demonstrations. Interactive learning using IT and the virtual learning environment (VLE). Learners are supported and encouraged to develop independent learning techniques.

How am I assessed?

The production of a portfolio of evidence is crucial. Assessment involves the writing of essays, reports, examinations, research and giving group and individual presentations.

What’s next?
Successful applicants apply to university for a place on a range of health and social care related degrees. These include nursing, midwifery, occupational therapy, dental nurse and physiotherapist.

You need:
All learners will be considered on their individual merits although recent relevant learning at level two is advantageous.  All applicants will be invited to attend an information session. Following this, those interested will be asked to complete a literacy and numeracy test to determine if a place can be offered. Where appropriate an interview will be offered.

How much does the course cost?

£3384

When does the course run?

10th Sept 18          Mon, Tues, Wed           9.30am – 3.30pm
11th Sept 18          Tues & Wed                  5.30pm – 9pm
12th Sept 18          Wed, Thurs, Fri             9.30am – 3.30pm
12th Sept 18          Wed & Thurs                 5.30pm – 9pm

 

This qualification is awarded by One Awards.

Access to HE Diploma (Humanities and Social Sciences)

The Access to Higher Education Diploma is a qualification which prepares people without traditional qualifications for study at university. If you would like to go to university but left school without the qualifications you need, then an Access to HE course could be for you. There is no upper-age limit for Access to HE courses, most Access to HE courses can be completed in one year. Most courses are part time and students can complete the course in one year, but this does not mean that you will be in college all day throughout the week.

Factfile
Location: Teesdale
Attendance: Part time
Duration: 34 weeks
Start date: 12th September 2018

What will you do?

The Diploma is made up of a series of modules which are individually graded.

Subjects will include maths and English at level 2 and level 3 units such as Psychology, values and practice in care and development, English Literature, Sociology and History.

How will I learn?

Class sessions which involve lectures and demonstrations. Interactive learning using IT and the virtual learning environment (VLE). Learners are supported and encouraged to develop independent learning techniques.

How am I assessed?

The production of a portfolio of evidence is crucial. Assessment involves the writing of essays, reports, examinations, research and giving group and individual presentations.

You need:

All learners will be considered on their individual merits although recent relevant learning at level two is advisable. All applicants will be invited to attend an information session. Following this, those interested will be asked to complete a literacy and numeracy test to determine if a place can be offered. Where appropriate an interview will be offered.

How much does the course cost?

£3022

When does the course run?

Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays 9.30am – 3.30pm, or Wednesdays and Thursdays 5.30pm – 9pm.

 

 

This qualification is awarded by One Awards.

Access to HE Diploma (Science)

The Access to Higher Education Diploma is a qualification which prepares people without traditional qualifications for study at university. If you would like to go to university but left school without the qualifications you need, then an Access to HE course could be for you. There is no upper-age limit for Access to HE courses, most Access to HE courses can be completed in one year. Most courses are part time and students can complete the course in one year, but this does not mean that you will be in college all day throughout the week.

Factfile
Location: Teesdale
Attendance: Part time
Duration: 34 weeks
Start date: 10th September 2018

What will you do?

The Diploma is made up of a series of modules which are individually graded.

Subjects will include English at level 2 and maths at level 3. Level 3 units include Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Psychology.

How will I learn?

Class sessions which involve lectures and demonstrations. Interactive learning using IT and the virtual learning environment (VLE). Learners are supported and encouraged to develop independent learning techniques.

How am I assessed?

The production of a portfolio of evidence is crucial. Assessment involves the writing of essays, reports, examinations, research and giving group and individual presentations.

You need:

All learners will be considered on their individual merits although recent relevant learning at level two is advisable. All applicants will be invited to attend an information session. Following this, those interested will be asked to complete a literacy and numeracy test to determine if a place can be offered. Where appropriate an interview will be offered.

How much does the course cost?

£3384

When does the course run?

Mondays, Tuesday and Wednesdays 9.30am – 3pm

 

This qualification is awarded by One Awards.

Access to HE Diploma (Social Care)

September 2018

The Access to Higher Education Diploma is a qualification which prepares people without traditional qualifications for study at university. If you would like to go to university but left school without the qualifications you need, then an Access to HE course could be for you. There is no upper-age limit for Access to HE courses, most Access to HE courses can be completed in one year. Most courses are part time and students can complete the course in one year, but this does not mean that you will be in college all day throughout the week.

Factfile
Location: Teesdale
Attendance: Part time
Duration: 34 weeks
Start date: 12th September 2018

What will you do?
The Diploma is made up of a series of modules which are individually graded.

Level 2 English, Maths, Researching Opportunities in Higher Education and Personal Learning and Development.

Level 3 units such as Principles of Social Work Practice, Professional Practice, Psychology, Values and Practice in Care and Development and Social Policy and Welfare.

How will you learn?
Class sessions which involve lectures and demonstrations. Interactive learning using IT and the virtual learning environment (VLE). Learners are supported and encouraged to develop independent learning techniques.

How are you assessed?
The production of a portfolio of evidence is crucial. Assessment involves the writing of essays, reports, examinations, research and giving group and individual presentations. This Course is brand new for 2017-18!

You need:
All learners will be considered on their individual merits although recent relevant learning at level two is advantageous. All applicants will be invited to attend an information session. All applicants will be invited to attend an information session. A current DBS to allow for work experience to in a relevant setting.

What do you need to know?
This qualification is awarded by One Awards.

All applicants will be invited to attend an information session. Following this, those interested will be asked to complete a literacy and numeracy test; alongside a written assessment to determine if a place can be offered.

What’s next?
Successful applicants apply to university for a place on a range of health and social care related degrees. These include nursing, midwifery, occupational therapy, dental nurse and physiotherapist., Cert HE in Social Care which is delivered at the college.

How much does the course cost?
£3384

When does the course run?

Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays 9am – 3pm

What financial & additional support can I get?

  • Apply for finance with a 19+ Advanced Learner Loan Students Loans England.
  • First Level 3? Apply for L3 entitlement.
  • Subject to Availability – Childcare partial fee bursary.

Destinations and Progress
Successful applicants apply to university for a place on a range of health and social care related degrees. These include Bsc social work and Social Care related HE courses, and Cert HE in Social Care which is delivered at the college.

Pre-Access to HE

Within the college this level 2 qualification is highly regarded as an excellent stepping stone for those wanting to enter the Access to Higher Education route into university. The Level 2 Qualification in skills for Employment, Training and Personal Development is also labelled as Pre-Access due to its success rate in helping those who have struggled with the initial Maths and English screening tests for their desired Access choices.

Attendance: Part time
Start date: 21st November 2018
27th February 2019
22nd May 2019
Duration: 10 weeks
Location: Teesdale

What will you do?

Using Calculations T/505/4026:

The numeracy element of the course is based on developing understanding of number and data. The module also focusses on being able to identify Maths in real life situations.

Personal Career Preparation D/505/5123:

The career element of the course draws focus on personal progression, how you learn and what types of careers are available for those after Access and university.

Punctuation and Grammar Skills F/505/4028:

The English element of the course is motivated in developing understanding of punctuation and grammar. The work involved helps bring focus on essay development as well as creating a UCAS university personal statement

How am I assessed?
The course entails the production of a portfolio of evidence to show your newly developed skills. There are various methods of assessment such as presentations, essays, individual research and homework

What’s next?

The course enables those to have confidence as they progress onto Access to HE and university. Currently at SRC we have various cohorts of Access such as Health, Counselling, Education, Sports Studies (TBC), Science (TBC) and Humanities and Social Sciences.

You need:
There are no entry requirements for the Level 2 course yet there may be the need to sit a BKSB screening test to show what Maths and English levels you are currently working at. A tutor will discuss with you your options after this screening.

How much does the course cost?
£300

What days and times does the course run?    

Wednesdays 6pm – 9pm.

Pre-Access to Science

What is this level 2 qualification?

Within the college this level 2 qualification is highly regarded as an excellent stepping stone for those wanting to enter the Access to Higher Education route into university. The Level 2 Qualification in skills for Employment, Training and Personal Development is also labelled as Pre-Access due to its success rate in helping those who have struggled with the initial Maths and English screening tests for their desired Access choices.

The need to develop these skills enables those who are entering into education after a gap to develop the confidence to demonstrate new skills as they progress onto the Access Diploma. The course is structured around the BKSB online Maths and English resources (which is used in the Access screening) with taught Maths, English and Career modules, all with individual assignments to help support your personal goals of entering higher education.

The course is 10 weeks in length, with one three hour session. The last session will enable you to demonstrate your newly developed

Maths and English skills by taking the Access screening test which will determine your place on Access alongside the pass of the three taught modules of the Level 2 award.

 

What will I study?

Using Calculations T/505/4026:

The numeracy element of the course is based on developing understanding of number and data. The module also focusses on being able to identify Maths in real life situations.

The Investigative Process, Principles and Practical Skills A/505/4688:

The science element of the course is based on the basic principles and practices within health and safety in science. Prepare yourself to progress onto Access to HE Science.

Punctuation and Grammar Skills F/505/4028:

The English element of the course is motivated in developing understanding of punctuation and grammar. The work involved helps bring focus on essay development as well as creating a UCAS university personal statement.

How will I be assessed?

The course entails the production of a portfolio of evidence to show your newly developed skills. There are various methods of assessment such as presentations, essays, individual research and homework.

What are the entry requirements?

There are no entry requirements for the Level 2 course yet there may be the need to sit a BKSB screening test to show what Maths and English levels you are currently working at. A tutor will discuss with you your options after this screening.

 

What are the progression/career opportunities?

The course enables those to have confidence as they progress onto Access to HE and university. Currently at SRC we have various cohorts of Access such as Health, Counselling, Education, Sports Studies , Science  and Humanities and Social Sciences.

When does the course start?    

There are currently four cohorts running this year for this Lv2 award: Provisional Dates include:

  • 21st February 2018
  • Wednesday
  • 1pm – 4pm
  • 10 weeks

The Pre-Access course has a high demand due to students who have taken the initial screening tests for Access. It is important that you enrol as soon as possible (preferably the same night as your information session for Access). If you require any further information about the course then contact Information and Guidance or reception who will put you through to the course representatives.

How much does it cost?

£300