An Access diploma is the 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 but, 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.
This course is designed to give you a broad overview of sciences, with a focus on biological science, environmental science, chemistry, physics and individual research skills. From finding out about how the human reproduction system works, discovering the structure of an atom and realising what impact environmental issues have on the planet.
Which units will be studied?
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A range of assessment methods. These include written assessments, group discussions, presentations, academic posters and timed assessment. This range is designed to develop the skills needed for university and professional practice. The variety of assessment methods means all learners have the opportunity to use their personal strengths and build on their skills.
Grade C in GCSE maths and English
Our students go on to a wide variety of university courses, including:
1 Year Programme
Start date September 2019
Fees (2019-20) £3022
The minimum loan amount you can apply for is £300. The amount you can get is based on the fee charged by the college or training organisation and maximum set by the Government. The Government maximum loan for this course is £3384.
If the total college fee shown is more than the Government maximum, you will have to pay the difference yourself.
Only Tuition fees to be paid at enrolment. If applying for an Advanced Learning Loan we will need evidence of application before enrolment can be completed.
It is important you consider your own circumstances and look into all options. You can access free impartial money advice from The Money Advice Service at www.moneyadviceservices.org.uk.
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