Courses normally start in mid-September and end in mid-June. Taught hours vary between 11 - 15 hours per week depending on the pathway chosen. Courses usually run over 3 days and offer parent friendly hours (i.e. 9.15am to 3.15pm).
The Credit System
The course is credit based. Students need to collect 15 credits at Level 2 and 45 credits at Level 3. Most credits are gained by continuous assessment or assignments.
The Access to Higher Education programme is designed to give students the necessary grounding to progress on to Higher Education courses. The majority of British Universities will accept Access to Higher Education courses as an alternative to A Levels and other more traditional routes. In previous years students have gained places to train as Nurses, Teachers, Occupational therapists and in other caring professions. Others have chosen to follow degrees in a diverse range of subjects, including Anthropology, Forensic Science, English, Zoology and Journalism.
All Students will Study the Core Subjects:
Preparation for Higher Education - Access courses provide excellent study skills to prepare you for Higher Education. This will help you to develop your written skills, which is particularly important if you haven’t studied for a number of years. The units contained within Preparation for HE are designed to give students the full confidence that they will need for Higher Education. Skills developed include: Essay writing; referencing; presenting information to peers; how to apply to University; time management; etc.
Information Technology - We have a large network of computers with Internet access and a large range of software. Many of our students have never used a computer, whilst others have considerable experience. Whatever your level, we will help you to develop your skills.