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Access to Higher Education (Level 3)

Our Level 3 pathways offer you an effective route into a variety of Higher Education courses and careers.

They are perfect for those who may be undecided on their future career but who nevertheless may wish to undertake a single or joint honours degree in a specific subject, such as Psychology, History or English.

Access courses allow you to gain entry to university even if they do not have qualifications such as A-levels and BTECs. If you want to go to university but feel you might lack the entry qualifications, or have been out of education for a while, then an Access course can help.

Our courses

Level 3 ACCESS TO HIGHER EDUCATION – ART & DESIGN

QUALIFICATIONS

Open Awards Access to HE Diploma – Art & Design

CONTENT

  • Practical Art Units
    • Introduction to Ceramics
    • Introduction to Life Drawing
    • Introduction to Visual Research for Art and Design
    • Drawing for Art and Design
    • Extended Study in the Visual Arts
    • Figure Studies
    • Graphics Skills Development
    • Painting Extended
    • Relief Printmaking
    • Art and Design Project Development Units
  • Personal Development Units
    • Applying for HE
    • Setting Targets & Reflective Practise
    • Research Skills
    • ICT Using presentation software
    • Professional Behaviours

DETAILS:

Length: 1 Year – Full-time

Start date: September 2021

Based at: Rochdale Campus

Fees: £620 - £3400 per year

Interested in this exciting opportunity? Find out everything you need to know about the course HERE

LEVEL 3 ACCESS TO HIGHER EDUCATION DIPLOMA - BUSINESS PROFESSIONALS

QUALIFICATIONS

Open Awards Access to HE Diploma – Business Professionals

CONTENT

  • Business Module
    • Business Finance Planning
    • Business Organisations
    • Income Statements and Balance Sheets
    • Economic Models and Concepts
    • Introduction to Marketing
  • Law Module
    • Contract Law
    • Precedent, Statue and Statutory Interpretation
    • Negligence
    • Property Offences
    • Employment Law
  • Management Module
    • Business Management Structures
    • Management Styles
    • Managing Change
    • Managing Conflict in the Workplace
    • Recruitment and Selection

DETAILS:

Length: 1 Year – Part-time

Start date: September 2021

Based at: Middleton Campus

Fees: £620 - £3400 per year

Interested in this exciting opportunity? Find out everything you need to know about the course HERE

LEVEL 3 ACCESS TO HIGHER EDUCATION DIPLOMA - COMPUTING & ICT

QUALIFICATIONS

Open Awards Access to HE Diploma – Computing & IT

CONTENT

  • Computing Module
    • Computer memory architecture
    • Computer systems architecture
    • Database principles and design
    • Event driven programming
    • ICT systems lifecycle
    • Networks and communication protocols
    • Principles of computer programming
    • Programming using objects
    • Structured programming
  • Commercial Aspects of Computing Module
    • Communities and sharing on the world wide web
    • Website design and development
    • Developing spreadsheet applications
  • Maths for Computing Module
    • Algorithms, pseudocode and trace tables
    • Computer logic
    • Number systems and data representation

DETAILS:

Length: 1 Year – Full-time

Start date: September 2021

Based at: Middleton Campus

Fees: £620 - £3400 per year

Interested in this exciting opportunity? Find out everything you need to know about the course HERE

LEVEL 3 ACCESS TO HIGHER EDUCATION - CREATIVE WRITING & MEDIA

QUALIFICATIONS

Open Awards Access to HE Diploma - Creative Writing and Media

CONTENT

  • Film, Media and Culture Module
    • Film Form
    • Genre in Film
    • Organisation and Control of Contemporary News Media
    • Practical Video Production
    • Television in Britain
    • The Sixties in the Cinema
    • World Cinema Module
  • English Script Writing
    • Writing Fiction
    • Writing for Magazines
    • Persuasive Communication
  • Art and Design Module
    • Graphics Skills
  • Development Module:
    • Developmental – 15 Credits Communication
    • Academic Essay Writing
  • Communication: Presentation Skills
  • Personal Development: Applying for HE Study
  • Skills: Developing Research Skills
  • Study Skills: Using Research Skills

DETAILS

Length: 1 Year - Full-time

Start date: September 2021

Based at: Rochdale Campus

Fees: £620 - £3400 per year

Interested in this exciting opportunity? Find out everything you need to know about the course HERE

LEVEL 3 ACCESS TO HIGHER EDUCATION DIPLOMA - HEALTH AND CARING PROFESSIONS

QUALIFICATIONS

Open Awards Access to HE Diploma – Health

CONTENT:

  • Health Sciences (1 module)
  • Health Studies
  • Psychology

DETAILS:

Length: 1 Year – Part-time

Start date: September 2021

Based at: Middleton Campus

Fees: £620 - £3400 per year

Interested in this exciting opportunity? Find out everything you need to know about the course HERE

LEVEL 3 ACCESS TO HIGHER EDUCATION DIPLOMA - HEALTH SCIENCE PROFESSIONS

QUALIFICATIONS

Open Awards Access to HE Diploma – Health

CONTENT

  • Health Sciences (2 modules)
  • Health Studies

DETAILS:

Length: 1 Year – Part-time

Start date: September 2021

Based at: Middleton Campus

Fees: £620 - £3400 per year

Interested in this exciting opportunity? Find out everything you need to know about the course HERE

LEVEL 3 ACCESS TO HIGHER EDUCATION DIPLOMA – HUMANITIES

QUALIFICATIONS

Open Awards Access to HE Diploma – Humanities

CONTENT

  • English
  • History
  • Criminology

DETAILS:

Length: 1 Year – Part-time

Start date: September 2021

Based at: Middleton Campus

Fees: £620 - £3400 per year

Interested in this exciting opportunity? Find out everything you need to know about the course HERE

LEVEL 3 ACCESS TO HIGHER EDUCATION DIPLOMA - SOCIAL SCIENCE AND CRIMINOLOGY

QUALIFICATIONS

Open Awards Access to HE Diploma – Social Sciences

CONTENT

  • Criminology
  • Psychology
  • Sociology

DETAILS:

Length: 1 Year – Part-time

Start date: September 2021

Based at: Middleton Campus

Fees: £620 - £3400 per year

Interested in this exciting opportunity? Find out everything you need to know about the course HERE

LEVEL 3 ACCESS TO HIGHER EDUCATION DIPLOMA - SPORT AND EXERCISE

QUALIFICATIONS

Open Awards Access to HE Diploma – Sport and Exercise

CONTENT

  • Diet and Digestion
  • Human Cardiovascular System
  • Life Style Choices and Health
  • Organisation of the Body
  • The Musculoskeletal System
  • Physiology in Sport
  • Developing Sport Skills
  • Discrimination in Sport
  • Ethics in Sport
  • Sports Development
  • Leadership in Sport
  • Cardio-respiratory Response to Exercise
  • Training and Fitness
  • Funding and Promotion of Sport in the UK

DETAILS:

Length: 1 Year – Part-time

Start date: September 2021

Based at: Middleton Campus

Fees: £620 - £3400 per year

Interested in this exciting opportunity? Find out everything you need to know about the course HERE

Opening up your options…

The Access to HE Diploma provides you with the ideal way to gain the qualifications needed to enter Higher Education and gain a degree. It’s an effective route into further study that will move you one step closer to the career you deserve.

JUDITH MCGRATH
I’m now moving towards my ideal career, miles ahead of where I was! Studying Access has made me realise I am more capable than I ever thought

JUDITH MCGRATH

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