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Covid Update

On Tuesday 29 March, the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Sajid Javid, set out the next steps for living with COVID-19 in England from Friday 1 April.

Updated guidance advises:

  • Adults with the symptoms of a respiratory infection, and who have a high temperature or feel unwell, should try to stay at home and avoid contact with other people until they feel well enough to resume normal activities and no longer have a high temperature.
  • Children and young people who are unwell and have a high temperature should stay at home and avoid contact with other people. They can return to college when they no longer have a high temperature, and are well enough to attend.
  • Adults with a positive COVID-19 test result should try to stay at home and avoid contact with other people for 5 days, which is when they are most infectious. For children and young people aged 18 and under, the advice is 3 days.

For education and childcare settings from Friday 1 April:

  • Regular asymptomatic testing is no longer recommended in any education or childcare setting, including in SEND, alternative provision and children’s social care settings. Therefore, we will no longer be able to order test kits .

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Access to Humanities Level 3

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The Access to Humanities pathway is a highly regarded Level 3 qualification for learners who wish to apply to university to study for a degree subjects such as law, sociology, psychology, history, geography, and many other areas. This one-year course is taught in a blended learning model, with two days in college and one day online. This course is for mature students (19+) returning to education, or those wishing to pursue a different career route. A range of Academic Subject Content units are delivered in sociology, psychology, and politics. Learners also undertake a range of Study Skills units.

How will I know how I am doing?

The course consists of 60 credits: 45 Academic Subject Content (ASC) credits graded at pass, merit, or distinction, and 15 Study Skills credits. You will be set assignments to gain these credits throughout the academic year. These will involve essay writing, tests/exams, and presentations.

What do I need to join?

Essential: GCSE English Language - C/4 or above or international equivalent Already gained or studying for: GCSE Maths - C/4 or above or international equivalent Beneficial: GCSE humanities subjects - C/4 or above or international equivalent As well as the above Academic criteria all applicants are required to submit an informal assessment and attend a telephone interview. An offer of a place will be made on the basis of your assessment and interview. EU/International applicants should email [email protected] to check that any international qualifications they have are recognised by UK institutions before applying for this course.

What can I do next?

Academic and employment progression opportunities with Access to Humanities are wide ranging. Some of the areas that previous Access students have progressed into include international relations and politics, architecture, sociology, law, psychology, and English. This Access course is nationally recognised and most intuitions welcome applications from Access learners. Please go to to find out which institutions and courses you can apply to with an Access qualification.

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    Fee information is available by contacting our Money Management Team at [email protected]. Depending on your age and previous qualifications, you may be entitled to a fee reduction or waiver. The Advanced Learner Loan is available for most 19+ applicants dependent on your nationality/residency status - please check for more information. The loan covers the full cost of the course, and if you go on to complete any university-level course, the loan is written off, meaning you pay nothing for your Access diploma. Please send course enquiries to [email protected]

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    The course fee can usually be broken down to three components which are Materials (resources required to study the course, for example stationery, books and other equipment), Tuition (teaching, classroom etc) and Exams. Depending on age, financial circumstances and a number of other factors you could be asked to pay the full fee or just elements of it. Usually Learners under 19s studying Full-Time courses have just Material fee costs to pay, over 19s on Full-Time or Part-Time courses usually have materials, exams and tuition fees to pay. Find out more about Understanding Fees

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