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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 humanities degree in 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 new career route.
A range of Academic Subject Content units are delivered in sociology, psychology and politics. Learners also undertake a range of Academic Preparation 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 Academic Preparation Skills (APS) 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?
As well as the above Academic criteria all applicants are required to sit an informal assessment in college. The assessment is not an exam – it is used to ensure that this is the right course for you. Please book your assessment when you complete your application form. You will not be offered a place on the course without completing the assessment.
EU/International applicants should email [email protected] to check that
any foreign 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 www.ucas.co.uk to find out which institutions
and courses you can apply to with this qualification.
This course is based at our Filton campus, located in South Gloucestershire which is easily accessible from the city of Bristol by train (Bristol Parkway / Bristol Abbey Wood) and bus.
For more information about this course please email [email protected].
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course information last updated: Tuesday 24th May 2022 @ 8.30am (19 hours ago)