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Access to Higher Education - Land-based and Science pathways - Humanities Pathway at North Shropshire College - NSC

Course description

The programme is delivered over three days a week for one year.  
The Access programme is a credit based programme. Each subject is divided into a number of units which you will study one at a time. You will gain at least three credits every time you successfully complete a unit.  In order to achieve an Access to HE Diploma you will need to achieve 60 credits (45 graded credits at Level 3 and 15 ungraded credits at Level 2/3).
 
 
IS THIS COURSE FOR ME?
 
Have you experience of life outside of full-time education and have you the ability to study in order to change your career options?
 
·        Do you want to go to university and need the necessary entry qualifications?
·        Are you looking to progress onto a science related degree?
·        Do you want the chance to prove to yourself, and to others, that           you really have got the ability to study at a higher level?

·        Do you need to develop and update your learning skills to                    meet the demands of university or higher education?

·        Do you want to study subjects that are interesting and                          challenging in an adult and supportive environment?

 
If you have answered yes to some, or all, of these questions then Access might be the right course for you.

Course content

The programme is delivered over three days a week for one year.  
The Access programme is a credit based programme. Each subject is divided into a number of units which you will study one at a time. You will gain at least three credits every time you successfully complete a unit.  In order to achieve an Access to HE Diploma you will need to achieve 60 credits (45 graded credits at Level 3 and 15 ungraded credits at Level 2/3).
 
 
IS THIS COURSE FOR ME?
 
Have you experience of life outside of full-time education and have you the ability to study in order to change your career options?
 
·        Do you want to go to university and need the necessary entry qualifications?
·        Are you looking to progress onto a science related degree?
·        Do you want the chance to prove to yourself, and to others, that           you really have got the ability to study at a higher level?

·        Do you need to develop and update your learning skills to                    meet the demands of university or higher education?

·        Do you want to study subjects that are interesting and                          challenging in an adult and supportive environment?

 
If you have answered yes to some, or all, of these questions then Access might be the right course for you.

Entry requirements

Humanities - GCSE Maths and/or GCSE English at Grade C or above. Relevant work experience for vocational degrees such as Primary Teaching and Social Work.

Science - GCSE Maths and/or GCSE English at Grade C or above.  Be aware that many science degrees may also expect GCSE Science at C or above.  Relevant work experience in a healthcare setting is also desirable for vocational degrees such as Physiotherapy, Radiography, Paramedicine and Dietetics.

 

Assessment

The programme allows you to accumulate credits as you study. One credit is equivalent to 10 hours of study. We expect that between one half and two thirds of your studying will be done in class. This means that there is a significant amount of private study as part of the course.

You will be assessed via continuous assessment; therefore there are no end-of-year examinations. There may be controlled assessments in class throughout the year.

 

Financial information

Please contact our Stuent Finance Officer Penny Jones - 01691 688029.

Future opportunities

Science - The Access programme allows for progression onto a number of higher diploma & degree courses.  In addition we have progression arrangements with our local universities which ensure interviews and an easier entrance route into many competitive places.  Access to HE can be the first step towards a career in Physiotherapy, Radiography, Dietetics and science related degrees.

Humanities -   Access to HE can be the first step towards a career in Primary Teaching, Social Work or Youth Work  Recent Access to HE students have also progressed onto a range of single subject degrees including English, Geography, History, Politics, Sociology and Psychology.  

 

Further information

Please contact our Oswestry Campus directly - 01691 688000.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact North Shropshire College - NSC directly.

Last updated date: 26 October 2016