Studying the Access to Higher Education Combined Studies Pathway enables you to study 3 pathways into those area of study in Higher education - Psychology, Sociology and Law/Criminology.

What the course leads to

What courses can I do after this? 

On successful completion of this course there are opportunities to continue studying Criminology, Psychology, Law, Primary School Teaching, Sociology, Social Care or Social Policy at Honours Degree level. Business, Accounts, Finance and Economics, Advertising and Marketing have  also been popular destinations.   You will  also receive guidance with UCAS applications and progressions routes.

What do I need to apply

To do this course you should have... 

If you are an adult looking to return to education, our courses provide an excellent preparation for Higher Education and a step towards your dreams of university.

Students are admitted to the programme by application form and formal interview, with a further guidance interview where appropriate. Where necessary, evidence of your determination to succeed may be required.  Applicants must have achieved Level 2 (or equivalent) or above for literacy and numeracy, or GCSE at grade C / 4 in English language and mathematics, and produce the certificates/evidence of this at interview. 

For those with English as a second language IETLS 5.5.

The course is designed for adults who do not have traditional sixth-form or vocational qualifications, allowing them to prepare for and gain entry to degrees and other Higher Education programmes.  It helps enormously if you have identified a potential career path you wish to follow before starting the course.

What about work experience? 

There is no work experience on this course

International entry requirements 

If you are not from an English Language speaking country, you will need to have a minimum of UKVI IELTS 6.0. We accept a wide range of academic qualifications awarded overseas and use the UK NARIC (National Academic Recognition Information Centre) guidelines for international comparisons. For tuition and accommodation fees please visit www.thecollege.co.uk/international/courses/tuition-fees and our International Operations team can offer you advice and guidance before and during your studies.

Course costs

Course Code Start Date Costs 19-23 (with concessions) Costs 19+ (no concessions)
FXL3FH001D 07/09/2021 £0.00 £3022.00
There is an Advanced Learner Loan available for this course.

* Please note fees are subject to change.

Costs 

Currently £3022 (maybe subject to change)

International Fees 

For tuition and accommodation fees please visit www.thecollege.co.uk/international/courses/tuition-fees and our International Operations team can offer you advice and guidance before and during your studies.

Course content

Course Content 

You will participate in and complete a number of practical modules.  These will be selected at the start of the year depending on your chosen career direction. 

Subjects will include: 

  • Law
  • Criminology
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  •  Critical Thinking
  •  HE Study Skills

More info

Start Day/Time 

September

Duration 

1 Year

Attendance 

Full-time

Level 

Level 3

Qualification Name 

Access to Higher Education Diploma

Awarding Body 

CAVA (Cambridge Access Validating Agency)

Curriculum Area 

Service Industries and Humanities - Access

More about the course 

Venue:
These pathways take place at the Lansdowne site, Bournemouth

Contacts:
The College Helpline: 01202 205205
E-mail: enquiries@thecollege.co.uk
Access Co-ordinator: 001202 205798
Course Administrator: 01202 205180

Funding:
Depending on your age and circumstances you may be entitled to receive significent financial help and/or benefits, and in some cases you may be able to attend the course at no cost to you.


Are you aged between 19 and 23?: Any student who does not have a full level 3 qualification (such as A levels) and is aged 19 - 23 is eligble for support to reduce their fees.  The amount will vary according to individual circumstances, so please contact us on 01202 205205 for help.  If you have an A level or similar qualification, please talk to the Adult Guidance Team as other courses may be more suitable for you.


Students that enrol on an Access to HE Diploma will normally be eligible to receive an Advanced Learning Loan. The loan facility  is administered and issued on behalf of the government by the Student Loan Company. It means you don't need to make any payments up front and you won't need to make any repayments until your earnings are over £21,000 a year.

If you take out an Advanced Learning Loan to cover the cost of your Access to HE Diploma and then progress to sucessfully complete your degree the Government will write off the loan that covered your Access course. This means you could study an Access to HE Diploma for free.

There is an online guide that explains qualification levels. You can find it at:

thecollege.co.uk/adult-skills/guide-qualifications
 

Resourses: The College's extensive facilities include excellent resource centres offering access to the Internet, CDs, videos, audio visual packages and CD Rom, as well as a stock of over 75,000 books and periodicals. Study areas/quiet rooms are available and there is also an area dedicated to careers reference material.
 

Duration 

1 Year

Attendance 

Full-time

Level 

Level 3

Qualification Name 

Access to Higher Education Diploma

Awarding Body 

CAVA (Cambridge Access Validating Agency)