Course Type / Attendance

Part Time, Access to HE

Subject Area

Access to HE

Start Date


Course Length

1 year


Bede, Washington





Course Level


Award to be received

Access to Higher Education Diploma

Regulatory Body

QAA approved

Awarding Body

ONE Awards

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Who is this course for?

This course is for those 19+ who wish to apply to university for a variety of degrees such as History, English, Media, Journalism, Psychology, Sociology, Marketing, Events Management,  etc.

This course is also suitable for those wishing to study a HND in similar disciplines.

What do you need to apply for the course?

You will need a minimum of 4 GCSE’s at grade C or a full level 2 plus Maths and English at level 2.

You will also need to complete an English and Maths assessment and attend an interview.

What are the key things you'll learn?

Graded Units, level 3, 9 credits :

History, Sociology, Psychology, Social Policy and Welfare, English Language Studies


Ungraded Units :

Higher Maths, level 3, 3 credits, Study Skills ,level 2 6 credits, IT level 2 ,3 credits, Word Processing, level 2 , 3 credits.= 15 credits

How you will learn

You will learn through lectures, tutorials, workshops and self-study.

Continuous Assessment involving building a portfolio to include :

Essays, reports, projects, academic posters, leaflets, internal exams approx. three assessments per unit.

Deadlines and submission dates are set internally and are available on the Access Moodle website.

All assignments are collated into an individual portfolio which are assessed internally and are subject to internal and external moderators.

Where could this course take you?

After successfully completing your course you could progress onto a university courses and then progress into a variety of careers that reflect your degree. For example, Management in retail, teaching, Marketing, Law, Police Force.

What costs will you incur?

£3,000.00 for daytime programme, £2,750.00 for the evening programme.

Students apply for a 19+ loan which is written off when a student completes their HE course. Fees will be charged when either the Access course or the HE course has not been completed.