Access to HE Diploma
We are taking enrolments for February 2016 starts! Please contact us for more details on 0191 277 3520
Who is the course for?
The Access to HE Diploma has been designed for those adults who want to access Higher Education. It will help to build your confidence and develop your social and communication skills as well as increasing your knowledge of particular subject areas. It offers an alternative route into Higher Education for learners the appropriate qualifications. Most learners go on to take further study at university or college while others simply want to improve their job prospects. Whatever your reason for starting, you will find that you will be learning with other adults who all want to learn. Over the years we have progressed hundreds of learners into universities all over the country.
You will require good communication skills and literacy and numeracy at level 2. We will ask you to come in and undertake an initial assessment so that we can determine your best route into the Diploma. It may be that you will need to do something different before you start, and your initial assessment and interview will help us to determine this.
How does the course work?
Our Access to HE Diploma is validated by ONE Awards and there are 5 pathways to choose from. Your choice of pathway will be determined by the degree course or future career you wish to follow. Sometimes it will be determined by the qualifications you already have. If you are unsure, further details and advice on pathways will be given during your induction interview.
Many undergraduate degree courses require GCSE in Maths, English and Science at grade C or above. If you do not have these qualifications, you will have to study them as part of your pathway.
Who can I ask for advice?
There are a number of experienced and qualified staff to help you at Newcastle City Learning. They are available throughout the term and at our open days and enrolment events.
Our Access to HE Coordinator
Our Learning and Skills Managers
For enrolment enquiries, please contact: 0191 277 3520
You can also find more information at the Access to HE website.
Been out of learning for a while?
In preparation for your Diploma, we will most likely ask you to attend one of our introductory classes. They will give you an opportunity to brush up on skills you may have forgotten, including your maths and English so that you are ready and confident to start your Diploma in September.
It is essential that you research your degree course and university requirements before starting your Access to HE programme. This will ensure that your subject choices and previous qualifications meet the universities' entry requirements.
Paying for your course
If you are over 24 you may qualify for a 24+ Advanced Learning Loan to pay your course fees. If you then go on to complete a degree course, this loan does not have to be repaid. Find out more information about 24+ Advanced Learning Loans