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 programme covers three modules in order to create a programme suitable for progression requirements. The Modules are English Literature, Ancient/Medieval and Modern History.
The units in the English Literature module are as follows:
The Short Story
The units in the Modern History module are as follows:
The Origins of World War One
The Russian Revolution
The Rise of Hitler: 1919-33
British Foreign Policy in the 1939s
The Impact of World War Two on Europe
The units in the Ancient/Medieval History are as follows:
Greece: The Classical Era
Rome: The Collapse of the Republic
Rome: The Age of Augustus
The Rise and Fall of the Normans
Medieval Britain: 1150-1450
The Access Humanities (Literature and History Studies) course is designed for people interested in studying in Higher Education .The course is divided evenly between English Literature, Modern History and Ancient/Medieval History degrees. We will study a number of important literary texts in the literature units, whereas, in the history units we will engage with a number of relevant primary and secondary texts.
There are 15 graded units on the course which will be awarded at pass, merit and distinction. The universities will then ask for certain grades to be required for entrance to their course. It is highly recommended that you check with the universities regarding the grades you will require as they differ greatly depending on which course is to be studied.
An Access course is designed to provide not just the knowledge, but also the skills to succeed at university. The assessments will include exams, assignments, presentations and other methods that will provide the skills that will be required at university.
In addition to the taught sessions you will be given guidance on progression and will receive support applying for university.
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 primary teaching, you will require at least Grade C in English, Maths and Science, with some universities requiring Grade B.
Some proficiency in IT would be an advantage to those wishing to enroll on the course.
Most of our learners go on to study either academic degrees in the Humanities area, or teaching qualifications.