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Access to University (Humanities) - Level 3

Overview

Are you intrigued by the world of politics? Maybe you are a history buff, or wish you had been there when Richard III was ‘excavated’ in Leicester. Whatever your interest, this course can provide you with the opportunity to pursue your passion at university.  

Access to University courses are specifically designed for adults who have been out of formal education for some time, but want to enter university-level courses. The course is made up of various modules designed to prepare you for the demands of higher level study. You will become a critical thinker, develop writing techniques and research skills. 

On successful completion of the course you will be awarded an Access to Higher Education Diploma. Cambridge Access Validating Agency (CAVA) designs and validates Access to Higher Education Diplomas. To find out more visit www.cava.ac.uk

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Entry requirements

  • You must be at least 19 years of age to enrol on an Access to University course.
  • GCSE English and maths at grade 4/C or above.

Don’t have the entry requirements for an Access to University course? Why not consider the Pre-Access to University course?

This course will provide you with the entry requirements to progress onto an Access to University course of your choice. The Pre-Access course provides GCSE English and GCSE maths plus a wrap-around qualification featuring research skills, revision techniques, advice on applying to university and work experience. This course is ideal for those who are returning to education with the view to progress to university. 

If you are interested in the Pre-Access course, please apply here

How long is the course?

Our Access to University courses can be studied within one academic year – up to 450 hours of class time.

How will I be assessed?

In order to prepare you for university, the assessments on this course will be varied. You will deliver professional presentations, write academic essays and reports, and sometimes sit an exam.

What does the course lead to?

This course offers you the potential to enter an extensive variety of professions (subject to your chosen degree and entry requirements), including: archaeologist, academic researcher, counsellor, lecturer, museum curator, journalist, politician/MP, speech and language therapist.

What will I study?

  • Study skills
  • History
  • Literature studies
  • Language studies (optional)
  • Social policy (optional)
  • Sociology (optional)

How do I apply?

It's easy to apply online using our simple step-by-step application form.

We will then get in touch to arrange an interview before starting the course.

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