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. Courses are part time and students can complete the course in one year.
Access day classes are over three per week; there are evening Access to HE courses also available which usually involves two nights a week
What will you do?
The Diploma is made up of a series of units 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 units such as Health Promotion, Human Biology, Values and Practice in Care Development, Psychological Aspects of Health & Professional Skills in Healthcare.
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.
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 interview. Following this, those interested will be asked to complete a literacy and numeracy test to determine if a place can be offered.
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.
How do I apply/enrol?
This qualification is awarded by One Awards.
Access to H.E. is fully funded with a 19+ Learner Loan
Level 3 Access to HE for Free * your 19+ Learner Loan will be written off if you successfully progress onto University and complete your course.