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Access to Humanities

Full-time Access to Humanities Level 3 | Access to HE Diploma (Humanities)

The Access to Humanities pathway is a highly regarded Access course which offers students an opportunity to study a range of subjects to support those who wish to apply to university to study a variety of humanities-based degree courses. This course is for people who wish to study at higher educati...

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AvailabilityAll Full-time Further Education courses commence in September each year. If you can't find what you're looking for or require further assistance, please contact our Admission team 01453 761165 or email admissions@sgscol.ac.uk

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September 2020Filton Campus3Apply Online

Tuition Fees

16-18

Between the ages of 16-18 you do not need to pay tuition or exam fees for your course.

19-23

If you are between the ages of 19 and 23 and have not achieved a full Level 2 or Level 3 qualification before, then you may be entitled to a Legal Entitlement to cover the cost of your tuition, exam and material fees.

19+ (English or Maths Course etc.)

If you are 19 or over and taking an English or Maths course up to an including Level 2, and have not previously achieved a GCSE Grade A* to C or grade 4 or higher, then you may be entitled to a Legal Entitlement to cover the cost of your tuition, exam and material fees.

19+ (Level 2 Course or Below etc.)

If you are aged 19 or over and studying a level 2 course or below, you may be entitled to a Low Income/Benefit Waiver. If awarded, this Waiver will cover your tuition, exam and material fees.

19+ (Level 3 Course or Above etc.)

If you are aged 19 or over and studying on a level 3 course or above, and the Level 3 Legal Entitlement does not apply, you will need to pay the full cost of the course. You may however be eligible to apply for an Advanced Learner Loan to help with the tuition fees.

Please make arrangements to pay your course fee costs at the time of enrolment. Payment is due prior to the start of your course. The option to pay via an instalment plan is available if required. Please contact the College directly for the most up to date course fees – these may be subject to change.

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Summary

The Access to Humanities pathway is a highly regarded Access course which offers students an opportunity to study a range of subjects to support those who wish to apply to university to study a variety of humanities-based degree courses. This course is for people who wish to study at higher education in areas such as law, sociology, psychology, history, geography and many other areas. This is a 1-year course contained within 3–4 days per week. This course is for mature students returning to education, or those wishing to pursue a different career route. A range of Academic Subject Content units are delivered from the following categories: sociology, psychology and English. A range of Academic Preparation Skills units are also offered.

What do I need to join?

Applicants should already have secured a grade C/4 or above in GCSE Maths and English to gain entry to the Access course. If applicants are currently studying GCSEs, they will need to have secured these (at a 4-grade minimum) by the course start date. Any applicants that believe they have GCSE equivalency should check with their university of choice to see if they meet their degree course entry requirements before making an application for Access.

How will I know how I am doing?

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

What can I do next?

Career opportunities Degree courses in this area are wide ranging, and below are some of the areas that previous Access students have progressed onto: International relations and politics, architecture, sociology, law, psychology and English. These and many other degrees are offered nationally. However, the main local providers of some of the courses are: University of the West of England Bristol University Bath University University of Gloucestershire For more information about the university degrees and courses offered, please go to www.ucas.co.uk and click on course search, where all the courses available in the UK are listed along with all the information required. The scope of this Access pathway is very wide, so please ask if you are unsure about which pathway would suit your intended study and career plans.

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Course information last updated: Tuesday 12th November 2019 @ 10.50am (5 days ago)

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