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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 www.ucas.co.uk to find out which institutions and courses you can apply to with an Access qualification.
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 www.gov.uk/advanced-learner-loan 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]
course information last updated: Friday 23rd February 2024 @ 8.03am (5 hours ago)