This one year intensive course is intended for adults with an interest in attending university to study English, Geography, Psychology or Sociology. It is specifically designed for those without formal Level 3, BTEC or A Level qualifications to acquire the knowledge and skills needed to apply to university.
Contact Time (per week):
Monday – Thursday 9.30 – 14.30
Plus one half day per week if you require GCSE English or maths.
GCSE maths and English at grades C/4 or above as this is a requirement of university study.
You may be able to undertake one of these qualifications whilst studying the Access to Higher Education course at the discretion of your course co-ordinator.
You will study units in:
• Introduction to Literature
• Appreciation of a Novel
• Appreciation of a Shakespeare Play
• Abnormal Psychology
• Treatment and Therapies
• Understanding Stress
• Introduction to Ecology
• Plate Tectonics
• Rocks and the Rock Cycle
• Environmental Pollution
• Sociological Theory
• Sociology of the Family
• Sociology of Education Research Methods in Sociology
• Career Progression Skills
• Research and Referencing
• Producing a Written Assignment
You will learn through a variety of methods including theory and practice, portfolio development and assignments, individual presentations and group work. The course will develop effective organisational and time management skills in order to complete the assessments outside of class time to meet your deadlines.
You will be taught by lecturers experienced in both their subject and in teaching adults.
Assessment will be ongoing using a variety of methods including written, oral and under exam conditions, in order to prepare you for your future university experience.
You will be encouraged to apply to chosen universities by early January and upon successful completion of the course, particularly at merit or distinction level, you should be able to attend university to study in your chosen field.
You will have access to various study facilities including a recently refurbished Library where you’ll have access to books, journals and computers. You will also have tutorial and study support throughout your course to assist you with your studies.
To support your progression, you will have the opportunity to attend various careers events at local universities.
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Level : Level 3
Awarding Body: AIM AWARDS
Starts : 09 September, 2019
Duration : 1 Year
Fees : £3000
: 01780 484 311