This course has been designed as a reintroduction to education for students aged 19+ who wish to achieve a Level 2 qualification, with the overarching aim to progress to a Level 3 qualification.
This course has been written with emphasis on progression to an Access to HE course and covers knowledge that is imperative on all the different Access diplomas.
Not only is this course ideal for students who require the entry requirements to Access, it also allows the development of academic writing skills, develops time management skills and reflection and confidence needed to study a Level 3 qualification. There is consistent support available from a tutor, lecturers and a programme leader.
Alongside the Progression Award, students will also study Level 2 English and Maths if not previously achieved to assist in their academic abilities as well enhancing their employment opportunities.
To apply for this course you will be required to hold or be working towards a Level 1 qualification in literacy and numeracy.
If you do not have these qualifications you may be asked to complete a short Get into Access course.
|There are fees to this course and assistance can be available for a fee remission due to earning and/or household income. To request further information on receiving the course for free, please contact either the Programme Leader or Sunderland College Information Services.
On this course you will experience a combination of teaching and learning styles:
- Classroom lectures
- Workshop/study sessions
- Directed work with other students
- Directed private study
The knowledge gained through these sessions will allow you to produce a variety of assignments, such as essays, reports, presentations and leaflets, ect. You will also have the opportunity to use the amazing technology facilities at our Bede campus, such as the immersive igloo.
Alongside your Progression Award qualification, you are required to complete Level 2 Math's and English if you do not already have these qualifications.
The course will be taught for 1 day per week.
This course requires full attendance in sessions and students are expected to maintain independent study each week at home alongside work in the classroom.
This course is delivered on-campus and is taught face to face. There is a high focus on attendance as this leads to high achievements in grades. On the course, you will have a Progression and Wellbeing tutor who will assist you in achieving the high expectations in attendance.
Sunderland College follows the holidays set by Sunderland Council, and this supports students achieving the high expectations of attendance. These are published on the college website and will also be provided to students during induction to help them plan their academic journey.
Attendance is either one day or one evening per week. For the fast track courses, this is two days a week.
This a course that is delivered on-campus and is taught face-to-face. There is a high focus on attendance, as this leads to high achievements. On the course, you will have a Progression and Wellbeing tutor, lecturers and a Programme Lead who will assist you in achieving the high expectations in attendance.
This course is delivered part-time with the below options:
- Day time from 9:30am-3pm
- Evening from 4:30pm-9pm
On this course you will cover a range of subjects including:
- Fractions, Decimals and Percentages - this unit will refresh students mathematical skills, whist also supporting those students completing a GCSE in Maths
- Rights and Responsibilities - this unit will allow students to gain an understanding of rights available to individuals in the UK, as well as the responsibilities of companies and organisations. The knowledge gained in this unit enhances employability skills
- Understanding Plagiarism - this unit allows students to gain an understanding of academic integrity and will assist in ensuring they follow policies and guidelines on the educational journey
- Introducing Psychology - this module allows students to gain an understanding of different psychological perspectives that underpin all diplomas on the Access to Higher Education programme, as well as analysing psychological research
- Punctuation and Grammar - this unit will refresh students academic writing skills, whist also supporting those students completing a GCSE in English
- Word Processing Software - this unit will allow students to be familiar with the requirements of completing an academic course and ensure they have the ICT skills needed
- Understanding Disability, Law and Society - this unit will allow students to understand the different legislations that support disabilities as practitioners
Successfully completing this course gives you the opportunity to progress onto a Level 3 qualification in the next academic year.
This course is taught by lecturers within the Access to Higher Education team. Students also have access to the college Students Services team and have the opportunity to progress to other Level 3 qualifications.
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