• Course
    Overview
  • Units and
    Structure
  • Entry
    Requirements
  • Student
    Support

Course Overview

The aim of the course is to give learners a second chance at education which will facilitate access to Higher Educational programmes such as degrees in politics, English, history, law, psychology, philosophy, education, business, etc. This course offers a variety of units within humanities subjects and develops skills that underpin study in Higher Education.

Access to HE courses comprise 60 credits of which 45 are graded at pass, merit or distinction. All modules are internally assessed and graded but externally moderated.

This course runs on Wednesday and Thursday 9.30am – 4.30pm.

The course can be done over one year by attending college both days each week, or alternatively over 2 years by attending one day per week (Wednesdays).

**THIS COURSE IS NOW RECRUITING FOR SEPTEMBER 2019 START**

Level
Level 3
Duration
1 year full-time or 2 years part-time
Awarding Body
CERTA
Course Fees
No fees fro students 19 -23 who have not already completed a Level 3 course. For students 24+, course fees £3 022 (Advanced Learner Loan available).
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Aged 19 and over? Click here to find out about our financial support available

Upcoming Course Dates

Course Code Course Title Course Dates Course Duration Weekday Times Price Remitted Fee
Course Code DFC00098 Course Title Course Dates Course Duration WeekdayWed/Thur Times9.30-4.30 Price Remitted Fee

Units and Structure

The 60 credits are divided into units of 3 or 6 credits. The units offered are as follows:

History units:

Exploring fascism and communism

The Victorian Underworld

Totalitarian regimes

English Units:

English literature: The Novel

English Literature: Shakespeare

Cultural Studies Units:

Representation of the Arts

Education Units

Teach and Learning

Sociology Units:

Sociological Approaches to Contemporary Issues

Globalisation and Development

Psychology Units:

Child Development & Early Socialisation

Personality Theories

Study Skills Units:

Academic Writing

Presentation Skills

 

Entry Requirements

You'll need to have:

GCSE in English at grade C (new grade 4) or above. Please be aware that for some university courses you will need other GCSEs such as maths, so you are strongly advised to check this prior to starting your Access programme.

We always interview all applicants to ensure we are placing you on the most appropriate course. Please make sure you bring copies of your existing qualifications with you to the interview.

 


For equivalent qualifications see our Entry Requirements Explained page.

Tutors and Student Support

Student Support and Facilities

As a student, you’ll have access to a wide range of facilities, services and support, including:

  • Step outside the classroom  and access our state of the art facilities as well as 3 huge Learning Resource Centres with thousands of resources to use
  • With hands-on experience you’ll be prepared for employment with a competitive edge.
  • A dedicated impartial careers advice team to help you on your future path
  • Our wide range of courses means that we can offer the right paths to get you where you need to be
  • Our Hub campus is right in the heart of the town centre meaning you can find your way to us easily
  • Outstanding student support throughout your studies with us.

Progression and Employment

Students who successfully completed their Access to HE Diploma can progress directly to university degree courses.

 

Courses you can progress to

Further study in other areas. Browse all our courses.

Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme

We're proud to be able to offer Dual Career Accreditation via the Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme. This is a Sport England funded partnership between athletes, education institutions, and national governing bodies of sport.

The Scheme helps athletes in education – aged 16-plus – to get the very best from their sporting and academic careers without having to choose between the two.

Click here to find out more about TASS

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Apply or Enquire

Want to know more or chat to us?

Have any further questions about this course? You can contact someone specifically about it by using the details below or filling in the enquiry form.

Ann Thompson
01302 553716
ann.thompson@don.ac.uk

Kevin Gill
01302 558380
kevin.gill@don.ac.uk

Make an enquiry

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You can contact the enquiries team if you'd like to change or remove your enquiry. Via email on info.centre@don.ac.uk or telephone 0800 358 7575.

Want to apply for this course?

You'll need to have:

GCSE in English at grade C (new grade 4) or above. Please be aware that for some university courses you will need other GCSEs such as maths, so you are strongly advised to check this prior to starting your Access programme.

We always interview all applicants to ensure we are placing you on the most appropriate course. Please make sure you bring copies of your existing qualifications with you to the interview.

 


For equivalent qualifications see our Entry Requirements Explained page.


GCSE Grades are changing from 2017. Need to know more? Click here for information.

Application & Enrolment

To apply for this course, please complete our online application form or download a printable form.

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