Level 3 Access to HE Diploma Humanities

Course Content

The Access to HE Diploma is a standard, nationwide qualification at Level 3, which is designed to enable learners from non-traditional educational backgrounds to go to University. The Diploma is made up of a number of units which result in a total of 60 credits, 45 at Level 3 and 15 at Level 2.

The Access to HE Humanities and Teaching Programme covers a number of modules, which learners choose from in order to create a programme suitable for their progression requirements. The Modules are English Literature, Ancient History, Modern World History, Teaching, and Politics.

English Literature

This course will cover the following genres:

»The Short Story

»The Novel



»Modern Drama

These modules will provide you with the skills you will need to evaluate all aspects of English Literature


The course includes the following modules:

Ancient History: Greece: The Classical Period

Rome: The Collapse of the Republic

Rome: Romans in Britain

Modern World History: The Korean War

The Cuban Missile Crisis

The American Revolution: American Civil War

Rise of the Nazis

The Spanish Civil War

There will be opportunities to study primary and secondary sources in order to build up sufficient skills to assess the validity of historical evidence.

Usually, Humanities based students take political history, while teaching students take the teaching units.

Teaching Units

Lesson Planning and Preparation

Learning Difficulties

Practical Teaching Skills

Educational theory and the child

Political History

Running Britain 1945 – 1990

The Making of Contemporary Europe

Politics and Society

Course Format

Full Time – Daytime

Part-Time - Evening

Entry Qualifications

Learners are required to have GCSEs at grade C or above in both English and Maths.

In addition, should you be considering a career in teaching, you will require at least Grade C in English, Maths and a Science, with some universities requiring Grade B.

Proficiency in IT would be an advantage to those wishing to join this course. All learners will also be required to undertake an interview.


Please note that successful award of the Access to HE Diploma does not provide guaranteed entry to UK HE programmes.

Many of our learners go on to study either academic degrees in the Humanities area, or teaching qualifications.


For enquiries please contact the College on 0161 908 6789 or web: www.tameside.ac.uk/contact.

Course Details

£3022 (May qualify for an Advanced Learner Loan)

If you are aged between 19-23 and you don’t have a qualification equivalent to 2 A-Levels, tuition fees will be waived. If aged 19 or over and do have a qualification equivalent to 2 A-Levels at the start of the course you may be able to apply for an Advanced Learning loan.

Learners who take out an Advanced Learner Loan to pay for an Access to HE course and subsequently complete a Higher Education course may not have to pay back their Advanced Learner Loan.

Course Code:
Access To Higher Education
Beaufort Road
32 Weeks
Monday & Wednesday
9:30 AM - 3:00 PM

22/07/2017 06:20:50

Please Note: While every effort is made to maintain the accuracy of these details, changes can and do occur. Government policy changes rapidly (particularly from one academic year to the next) which often has an effect on availability, eligibility for funding and the fee contribution required. Please confirm the course details when enrolling.