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Course Information: Access to Higher Education Diploma

About this course

If you want to go to University to study at a higher level this is the course for you.

Fees and Concessions

Free. There is no fee charged for this course.

Course description

Course details

Successful completion of the Access to Higher Education Diploma course will enable you to apply to university for further study. The Adult Education Service offers a choice of two pathways which will enable you to achieve a full Level 3 qualification, equivalent to two A Levels.
Career choices available in:Nursing & Health Studies, Social Science Studies & Business Studies
During the course you will study a range of subjects and be introduced to the research and recording methods, presentation, organisational and management skills which are necessary to succeed at university. English and maths form a core part of your study.
Possible career progression from these Access to Higher Education programmes include: social work, community work, midwifery, nursing, radiography, teaching, and many more.

Course requirements

In order to enrol onto an Access to Higher Education programme you will have a one to one interview to discuss which career choice is right for you. You will then complete an initial assessment in order to assess that you are working at the appropriate level in English and maths in order to successfully complete the programme.
You will be expected to maintain 80% attendance throughout the course. You will also need to complete assignments, by the given deadlines, which meet all the assessment criteria as outlined by the Open College Network.

Information and Assessments days: Monday 23rd March & Wednesday 06 May 2015, 10:00 - 14:00


City Learning Quarter, Old Hall Street, Wolverhampton, WV1 3AU

What are the benefits of this course?

On completion of this course you will be awarded a Level 3 Diploma by the Open College Network of the West Midlands. This will enable you to apply to a university of your choice. During the course, tutors will introduce you to the research, recording, presentation, organisational and management skills essential to study at university.

How will I learn?

There is a mixture of taught classes and workshops where you will have the support of a tutor, time to work on assignments, carry out research, and use a computer.

Additional support in literacy, numeracy and ESOL is available on request.

How will my progress be monitored and assessed?

Assessment is continuous throughout the course. You will have regular meetings with a member of staff to review your progress and to set targets.

Tutors will give you verbal feedback during each lesson and written feedback at regular intervals.
Throughout the course you will discuss with your tutor what you need to achieve and record it on your Individual Learning Plan.

What qualification will I get?

A Level 3 Access to Higher Education Diploma from Open College Network West Midlands.

What will I be able to do after this course?

This course will equip you with a qualification and the skills required for progression to university and studying at degree level.

Further information

Reception:01902 558180
Learner Services:01902 551655

Access Studies Office:01902 558168

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