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Course Details

This Access to HE pathway leads to a diploma qualification at level 3 (equivalent to A-level) and is an intensive course which allows you to study whilst still working or meeting other commitments. Universities expect Access to HE applicants to have acquired a certain amount of life experience before they start an Access to HE course, so applicants who have only recently left school may be advised to follow a different route into higher education.

Entry Requirements

You must be over 19 on the 1st September and must have a minimum GCSE grade C (Grade 4 or above) in English Language and Maths. You will also be invited to an interview with a course teacher, to discuss your individual needs and progression routes.

Career options

The Access to HE diploma is intended to provide progression for those who have been out of education for some time on to a variety of degree level courses. Full support will be given in completing your UCAS application. The humanities pathway can lead to degrees in social work and teaching.

Access to Higher Education: Humanities

Five highlights

  • 1 The opportunity to return to study after a short or long-term break.
  • 2 The chance to undertake a varied programme of study.
  • 3 Inspirational teaching from subject specialists.
  • 4 The prospect of studying at an Outstanding College (Ofsted 2014).
  • 5 To achieve a sense of personal achievement and progress to university.

Key Points

  • Chichester Campus
  • 08.09.2020
  • Laser Learning Awards Access to Higher Education Level 3 Diploma


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Course code Location Course length Start date
ACC001CF1A Chichester Campus 1 Year 08.09.2020

What you need to know

What will I study?

You will study a range of units in the disciplines of psychology, sociology, and English literature. The skills and conventions of these different subjects will be conveyed through dynamic and varied teaching and learning methods, and a wide range of specific topics are included in the units. Units include ‘Appreciation of a Shakespeare Play’, ‘The Sociology of Religion’ and ‘Understanding Stress.’

How will I be taught?

You will attend college 2 days a week. Lessons will be varied and interesting, making use of discussion, group tasks, pair activities, lecture with powerpoint, independent research tasks, reading and summarising, use of CCGOnline (Virtual Learning Environment), watching video clips, listening to podcasts – all to enhance learning and understanding to ensure assignments can be successfully completed.

How will I be assessed?

The range of assessment methods includes essays, presentations, work booklet, and timed assessment. There is no end of course exam. The course is credit based and each unit has a number of credits attached to it; 45 of the 60 credits will be attached to graded units on a Pass, Merit, Distinction basis.

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