Access to Higher Education Diploma (Level 3) Ascentis

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Access to Higher Education Diploma (Level 3) Ascentis

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Who is this course for?

The Access to Higher Education Diploma is an intensive one year course that enables students without the necessary academic qualifications to gain a level 3 certificate with A level equivalency and to prepare them for degree level education. This course is for mature students aged 18 years and above.  Students must have a real desire to study and a commitment to attend.

 

What are the entry requirements for the course?

There are no formal entry requirements but you need to be able to demonstrate:

 

  • Sufficient levels of literacy and numeracy. It is recommended that you have GCSE Maths and English at Grade C (Grade 4) or above before you start the course. Some universities and professions, such as teaching, nursing and childcare, also require you to have a GCSE in Science at Grade C or above as an entry requirement.
  • Evidence of recent study is desirable
  • Some idea of the higher education courses you wish to apply for.
  • An ability to undertake independent study
  • Time management is essential as this course requires high levels of self motivation and organisation.

 

How long is this course?

A 1 year full-time course beginning in September 2017, finishes June 2018.

 

What will I study on this course?

At UCJ we offer two pathways: Access Diploma in Humanities or Access Diploma in Science; both are designed to enable learners to progress onto a broad range of degrees. 

  • The Science Diploma covers biology, chemistry, sociology & maths; this qualification is very useful for those considering nursing, sports and any science degrees. 
  • The Diploma in Humanities includes sociology, psychology and history, which provide a useful foundation for many humanities, social science, and psychology and criminology degrees.  

In addition all students undertake units in ICT and Study Skills. 

 

What Qualification will I gain?

Ascentis Access to Higher Education Diploma (Level 3)

Satisfactory completion of the course is equivalent to three A’levels

 

Will I go out on work experience?

There is no work experience for Access to HE.  This is very demanding academic course 3 A level equivalency in one year.

 

How is the course assessed?

A variety of methods including self-assessment, coursework and time constrained exercises and examinations. 

 

What does this course lead on to?

The Access to HE diploma opens up progression to a range of Humanities, Science and Social Science degree courses in UK universities for adult learners, applying via UCAS.  It is a direct progression route to the many Plymouth University degrees on offer at University College Jersey, which provides a low-cost route to gaining a degree on-island.   It also provides an excellent foundation for the local Nursing Degree at the General Hospital, St Helier.

 

How much will it cost?

  • £36 per year subscription fee
  • £61 per year course fee

 

There may be some additional costs for specialist books.  Students who are over 19 and already have a Level 3 qualification will be charged a further fee.  Please speak to the Programme Manager for details

 

How can I find out more?

Course leader Mary Ayling Phillip –   Mary.ayling-phillip@highlands.ac.uk Tel 608668

 

 

You can find out more about the Access to HE Diploma as a route into HE at www.accesstohe.ac.uk