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

Course Type: Part-Time

Location: Teesdale

Introduction:
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.

This course currently runs as an evening provision, which is currently two evenings 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 Teaching and Learning, History, 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.

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 interview. Following this, those interested will be asked to complete a literacy and numeracy test to determine if a place can be offered.

What’s next?

Successful applicants apply to university for a place on a range of teaching and education related degrees.

How do I apply/enrol?

www.stockton.ac.uk/apply

This qualification is awarded by One Awards.

Access to H.E. 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.

Course Type: Part-time

Location: Teesdale

Days: 3 days per week

Introduction:
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.

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 business studies, professional development, spreadsheets, word processing, human resource management and related subject areas.

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.

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 interview. 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 do I apply/enrol?

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!

Introduction:
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.

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 interview. Following this, those interested will be asked to complete a literacy and numeracy test 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.

How do I apply/enrol?

www.stockton.ac.uk/apply
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.

Course Type: Part-Time

Location: Teesdale

Introduction:
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 involve 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 Psychology, Values and Practice in Care and Development, English Literature, History and Social Policy and Welfare.

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 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.

How do I apply/enrol?

www.stockton.ac.uk

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.

Course Type: Part-Time

Location: Teesdale

Introduction:

The Access to Higher Education Diploma in Science 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.

This course currently runs as a day provision only, which is currently over three days a week

What will you do?

The Diploma is made up of a series of level 2 units which are subjects that will include Maths, Science study skills, Research Opportunities in Higher Education and English.

This then leads onto a series of graded units at level 3 in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Maths and Psychology.

How will I learn?

Class sessions which involve lectures, demonstrations and experimental investigations. 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 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.

How do I apply/enrol?

www.stockton.ac.uk/apply

This qualification is awarded by One Awards.

Access to H.E. 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.

Course Type: Part-Time

Location: Teesdale

Introduction:

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.

This course currently runs as a day provision only, which is currently over three days 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 Principles of Social Work Practice, Professional Practice, Social Policy and Welfare, Values and Practice in Care and Development 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 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.

How do I apply/enrol?

www.stockton.ac.uk/apply
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.

Location: Teesdale

introduction:

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.

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 unit 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.

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.

What’s next?
The course enables those to have confidence as they intend to progress onto Access to HE and university. Currently at SRC we have various cohorts of Access such as Health, Education, Science, Humanities and Social Sciences and Social Care

How do I apply/enrol?

www.stockton.ac.uk/apply

How much does the course cost?

£300

A payment plan of 3 payments of £100 can be arranged with student finance. All course fees will need to be finalised before moving onto Access.

Duration: 10 Weeks

Location: Teesdale

Introduction:
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 Science 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.

What will you do:

You will develop scientific knowledge and skills as well as improving your Maths and English to the level 2 requirement.

The units covered are: The investigating Process, Principles and Practical Skills, Punctuation and Grammar Skills and Using Calculations.

How will I learn?

You will learn through wide variety of techniques including scientific practical session, lecturers, essays and presentations.

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.

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.

What’s next?

This is specifically designed to progress onto the Access to science course.

The course enables those to have confidence as they progress onto Access to Higher Education diploma and then university.

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

How do I apply/enrol?

www.stockton.ac.uk/apply
How much does the course cost?

£300

A payment plan of 3 payments of £100 can be arranged with student finance. All course fees will need to be finalised before moving onto Access.

Location: Teesdale

introduction:

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.

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 unit 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.

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.

What’s next?
The course enables those to have confidence as they intend to progress onto Access to HE and university. Currently at SRC we have various cohorts of Access such as Health, Education, Science, Humanities and Social Sciences and Social Care

How do I apply/enrol?

www.stockton.ac.uk/apply

How much does the course cost?

£300

A payment plan of 3 payments of £100 can be arranged with student finance. All course fees will need to be finalised before moving onto Access.