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Key details

Attendance Part-Time
Duration 6 months
Code ACCL2AHE
Awarding Body Ascentis
Level Access to Higher Education
Start Date 06/01/2022

Course overview

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.

What you'll study

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:

  • Intro to law in UK
  • Law in the workplace
  • Understanding retail consumer law
  • Law in action: Criminal Law
  • Consumer law
  • 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:

    • Intro to law in UK
    • Law in the workplace
    • Understanding retail consumer law
    • Law in action: Criminal Law
    • Consumer law

Assessment

Portfolio based / unit assignments/presentations.

Entry requirements

19+ only.

Maths and English L2/C.

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

Next steps

After successful completion the student can move on employment or the Access to HE diploma. Which type of job roles can you apply for on completion? 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.

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Tuition fees

It is required that students purchase a USB stick.

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