Access to HE Diploma Business and Law FT

An Access diploma is a nationally recognised alternative to A Levels and GCSEs for entry to British Universities and Colleges of Higher Education. The course offers excellent preparation for studying at a higher level and can increase your chances of future success.

At Halesowen College our Access programme is specifically linked to Birmingham City University, Newman University and Wolverhampton University. However, as part of the Open College Network, the qualification is recognised nationally, leaving you free to apply to the University of your Choice. Even if you were to decide against progressing to higher education, we believe that you would find the course to be of great personal benefit.

The course covers a range of business topics that will enable all learners to apply their practical experience to established theory. It will form a firm foundation for a wider range of progression routes. You will be expected to undertake research, work in groups & present your findings with justified recommendations.

Which units will be studied?

  • Business Skills
  • Marketing
  • Human Resource Management
  • Accounting & Finance
  • Sources of Finance, Economics
  • Demand & Supply International Trade

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed using a range of strategies, Access Business uses the following:-

  • Essays
  • Reports
  • Presentations

What do I need?

You require a GCSE grade C in English Language.

Where can it take me?

Most students continue onto university, but a few realise that it is not the right path for them and find apprenticeships or employment.

The Business Diploma Access to HE course is extremely versatile. In previous years we have had learners progress into a range of courses, for example:

  • BA (Hons) Business Management
  • BA (Hons) International Business
  • BA (Hons) Law

Additional information

1 Year Programme

Start date September 2019

For more information about the course, contact Antonio Zarro ().

For the first class, general enthusiasm & a ‘can-do’ attitude are the most important instruments. You are expected to organise yourself, we start learning from the first lesson, so a pen, paper and USB are all useful.

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