Humanities Access To Higher Education Level 3 Diploma





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About the course

The Access to HE course is a one-year, full-time, Level 3 course specifically designed to enable you to develop the knowledge and study skills to progress into Higher Education.

You may already have some qualifications at GCSE, NVQ, BTEC or A level but not enough to get to university.

Through studying Psychology, Geography, Sociology, History and English Literature, this Access course will equip you with the skills and knowledge to achieve your goal.


Entry Requirements

  • GCSE Maths and English at Grade C or above
  • Strong desire to study
  • Commitment to study full time for a year
  • Knowledge of course required at university
  • Good organisation, enthusiasm and motivation
What will I do on this course?
  • 15 taught hours per week in college spread over three to four days
  • 20 self-study hours per week
  • Support from a personal tutor and Study Skills are included in the course
  • 3 chosen modules to be discussed at interview
Who is it for?
  • Adults over 19 who want to enter Higher Education and already have GCSE Maths and English at Grade C or above
How to apply

Please contact us for more information and an Access to HE application form.You will be invited to an interview and screening tests in Maths and English. There is no deadline for applications but we advise you to apply as soon as possible.

For more information about Access courses:

Call: 0117 312 5164

How Is this course assessed?

The Access Diploma is modular. You will gain 45 credits at Level 3 (graded at distinction, merit or pass) and 15 ungraded credits at Level 2 or 3 for assessed work through a nationally recognised awarding body, AptEd.

  • Assignment based
  • Coursework
  • Exams
What could I do next?

Previous students have gone on to study: History, Literature, Event Management, Journalism, Law, Geography, Marketing, Social Policy, Sociology and many more.

  • We have long established links with universities
  • We offer guaranteed consideration for a Foundation Degree at City of Bristol College
  • It is essential that you know what you want to study at university or college
  • We recommend you visit universities on their Open Days
  • Thoroughly research your intended university course and its entry requirements before you apply for an Access course
Additional cost

You may need to pay for the following:

  • Books
  • Field trips

You will need an interview for this course



How old will you be when the course starts?

16-18 19+
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