You'll choose three subjects from the following options: historical studies, literature, linguistics and original writing , sociology and psychology. The course will help you to develop the essential academic skills of critical thinking, evaluation and analysis. All of which will prepare you for independent study at university. Academic and tutorial support is given throughout the course, and you'll receive help and advice with your university application throughout the UCAS process.
Assessments take place throughout the course with essays, assignments, presentations, tests and exams. To gain the Access Diploma you'll need to achieve 60 credits with a minimum of 45 at Level 3.
Choose your university course and remember that South Thames runs university-level courses too so there could be something here that fits your career plans.
You should be 19 or over at the start of this course. This course will prepare you for study at university-level, but you should check the entry requirements for the universities you are interested in as well. English and maths Most universities ask for GCSE English and maths grade A*-C/9-4. If you're missing one of these GCSEs at the required grade: You will need to sit an assessment and depending on your results, you could study a GCSE course or a Level 2 Functional Skills course alongside Access. This option is intensive so you'll need to be committed to studying the extra hours. If you're missing both GCSE English and maths A*-C/9-4 or your assessment results show you're unlikely to get above grade D/3: You'll need to take an English and/or maths Functional Skills or GCSE course before studying Access to develop your skills in this area. In some cases we may consider equivalent international qualifications. Please ask our team about this when you come in for interview. If you don't have GCSEs A*-C/9-4, don't forget we have other options that might suit you. If you're employed our apprenticeships team can help you get qualified while you work, and we have plenty of courses to prepare you for further study or work. For advice, speak to our education advisers
London, SW18 2PP
Access to Higher Education
South Thames College
Duration: 1 year
Other regulated/accredited qualification
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