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Bradford College

Access to HE Level 2 Diploma

Study Level
Access to Higher Education, Adult, Access to HE
1 year Full-time
Start Date
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This qualification develops the knowledge and skills needed to progress into employment or the Access to HE level 3, in preparation for university. The course will teach you the basics of academic writing, research skills and time management. You then have a choice of units (on application please mention the strand) that will enable you to successfully progress forwards.

  Key Info

You will have a choice to focus on a specific area from Applied Science, Business, Health Science and Law. Course content will depend upon the area selected. All students will complete mandatory units in Writing, Research and Time Management.

Mandatory units:

  • Academic Writing
  • Research Skills
  • Time Management

Applied Science Strand:

  • Aspects of Energy
  • Biology & our Environment
  • The Living Body

Business Strand:

  • Principles of working in the public sector
  • Creating Business Web pages
  • Business Studies

Health Science Strand:

  • Introduction to Health Studies
  • Understanding Mental Health
  • Health Promotion in Care
  • Principles of Safeguarding

Law Strand:

  • Introduction to law in UK
  • Law in the workplace
  • Understanding Retail Consumer Law
  • Law in Action: Criminal Law
  • Consumer Law

This course is 19+ only.

Entry to this course requires Maths and English at a level 2 or C.

If students are taking GCSEs at the point of entry – these students will be considered on a discretionary basis.

Please note it is required that students purchase a USB stick.

Assessment is portfolio based with unit assignments and presentations.

Successful completion of this course can lead to progression to the Access to HE Diploma. The course is designed to allow students to progress to Access to HE and university; then on to their chosen career in Science, Health and Social Care, Nursing, Business or Law.

Fees: If you're 19 or older you may need to pay a fee.

This is representative of the most common fees scenario, but actual fees can vary depending on a number of factors. Please contact us if you need more guidance.

Disclaimer: Our prospectus, college documents and website are simply here to offer a guide. We accept no liability for any inaccurate statements and are not responsible for any negative outcomes if you rely on an inaccurate statement. We reserve the right to withdraw any programmes or service ay any time.