Access to Higher Education Diploma (Social Science and Humanities)
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Who is it for?
Open College Network West Midlands is a leading Access Validating Agency (AVA) licensed by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) to develop and award nationally recognised Access to Higher Education Diplomas.
- This course is designed to prepare students for degree level study. It offers a rigorous A level equivalent in a supportive environment. Access to HE Diplomas are flexible and attractive to students who would like to improve their educational qualifications and are popular with students who may have been out of formal education for some time and who appreciate a more adult-friendly learning atmosphere.
- Most students aim for careers in nursing, social work or teaching but the range of destinations is not limited to these.
The Access to HE Diplomas will no longer include Maths & English as GCSE equivalent subjects. However, these are entry requirements for most university courses. You will preferably have both English and maths GCSEs before you start but there is the option to study Maths GCSE alongside the part time diploma. Your options will be discussed at interview.
What does the course involve?
Students wishing to study Education or humanities related courses will enrol to the Access to HE Diploma (Social Science and Humanities) and study Psychology, Sociology, Literature, History, Academic Portfolio and IT.
Full or part-time programmes are available over 1 or 2 years (34 weeks a year) day & evening to fit around other commitments and responsibilities
How is the course assessed?
The assessment techniques used are varied throughout the programme but most is by continuous assessment. There are external examinations for maths GCSE if required.
How much does it cost?
Fees will be confirmed on application or via our website. Advanced Learning Loans may be available.
You may need to obtain some books to assist your studies.
The next classes due to start will be September 2020 at London Road. Guidance is offered at advice events, interview and induction to ensure students select modules that meet the requirements for their intended university course.
What do I do next?
If you meet the entry requirements for this course, please use the Register my Interest or Apply Now buttons or contact Course Advice on 01743 342333 to organise enrolment. If you are still undecided about the course most suitable for you, please drop in to one of our Advice Events, ring Course Advice on 01743 342 333, use our Live Chat facility or email: email@example.com
Fees stated are for enrolment for the current academic year only. Courses which run for 2 or 3 years will be subject to further fees and possible price increases each year.