|Delivered at||Accrington and Rossendale College University Centre|
|Start Date||September 2022|
|Cost||£3384 * Eligible for an Advanced Learner Loan|
* The fees charged on your course will not rise by more than inflation during your studies but the College reserves the right to increase fees annually by not more than RPIX (Retail Prices Index excluding Mortgage Interest).
If your studies are to be funded by your employer or as part of an Apprenticeship then different rates may apply, please enquire for details.
The Access to Higher Education (HE) Diploma is a Level 3 qualification that prepares 19+ students who are returning to education or who left school without the qualifications needed to progress to university.
The Access to HE Diploma (Social Science) is ideal for those who want to progress on to a degree or other Higher Education programme in a wide variety of subject areas.
The Level 3 Access to Higher Education Diploma is an intensive course requiring hard work and dedication. To achieve the best possible grades, we expect you to:
In return, you can expect of us:
You are expected to attend all timetabled classes (2.5 days per week) and in addition you are required to do some independent study. Sessions are taking place in regular classrooms, and computer rooms.
There will be some ‘live’ on-line teaching and learning depending on the subjects.
You should have GCSE/ Level 2 Functional Skills in Maths and English in place before beginning the course. On occasion, we may consider applicants without Maths or English as long as they are willing to work towards them alongside the Access to HE Diploma.
Please note, some universities require specific GCSE/ Level 2 Functional Skills qualifications and grades. It is a good idea to check with your chosen universities before beginning the Access to HE Diploma.
Students on this pathway progress on to a wide variety of degrees and other Higher Education programmes. You can consider progressing to a degree in Social Work, Psychology, Sociology, Criminology, Education, Politics, History, Law, Archaeology and many others.
If you want to study local, the Nelson and Colne College Group offers a range of exciting Degrees which may be of interest to you including: