Leek College

Access to Higher Education

Leek College
In Leek

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Important information

Typology A Level
Location Leek
Duration 2 Years
  • A Level
  • Leek
  • Duration:
    2 Years
Description

The Access course is divided into two parts: a) Core Studies. Core Studies are designed to help you develop the skills to cope in higher education. They provide a 'learning to learn' programme and include subjects such as study skills, research methods and information technology. There is a tutorial system to assist you in your progress. b) Specialist Studies. Specialist studies help you to.

Facilities (1)
Where and when
Starts Location
On request
Leek
Stockwell Street Leek, ST13 6DP, Staffordshire, England
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Starts On request
Location
Leek
Stockwell Street Leek, ST13 6DP, Staffordshire, England
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Frequent Asked Questions

· Requirements

All applicants will be granted an interview and all those who are assessed as having the capacity to benefit will be offered a place.

Course programme

Access to HE
QAA Diploma
Introduction
The Access course provides an alternative method of entry into higher education for students who do not possess traditional GCSE and GCE qualifications.
Our course at Leek College leads to a QAA recognised Diploma. This is approved by the Department for Education. Successful students have progressed to a wide variety of degree courses, or entered training for Teaching, Social Work, Nursing, Midwifery and other paramedical professions.
Course Content
The Access course is divided into two parts:
a) Core Studies
Core Studies are designed to help you develop the skills to cope in higher education. They provide a 'learning to learn' programme and include subjects such as study skills, research methods and information technology. There is a tutorial system to assist you in your progress.
b) Specialist Studies
Specialist studies help you to develop your study skills and give you a base knowledge which may anticipate your studies after leaving College. You will have available a range of options including Sociology, Psychology, Humanities(English Literature/History), Environmental Studies, Anatomy and Physiology and Biology.
Access students may choose to add GCSE Equivalent in English, Maths and/or Science to their programme.
Entry Requirements
All applicants will be granted an interview and all those who are assessed as having the capacity to benefit will be offered a place.
Duration
The daytime course is studied for one year (full-time). The evening course is studied on a part-time basis (two years). The timetable is designed to take into account the needs of mature students especially those who may have to arrange their course around school hours. A full-time student will need to be in college for a minimum of 15 hours a week.
Assessment
Assessment on the course is based on coursework and time-constrained assignments.
Progression
Entry to University, College of Higher Education and other courses as well as preparation for the workplace.
Fees
Fees are variable - please enquire at interview.
As a mature student, you may be able to receive help with fees and other costs such as child care, travel costs etc., through the means-tested Learner Support Fund.

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