Access to HE
The Access Diploma will no longer include Maths & English as GCSE equivalent subjects. However, these are entry requirements for most university courses. It is strongly advised that you achieve these before you start an Access course. You can study GCSE English, Maths and Science at Shrewsbury College. Your options will be discussed at interview.
What Does the Course Involve?
Students wishing to study Nursing, Midwifery, Paramedic Science or other health related courses will enrol in the Access Health Diploma and study Human Biology, Psychology, Sociology, Health Studies, Study Skills and IT. Students wishing to study Education or humanities related courses will enrol in the Access Social Studies with Literature Diploma and study Psychology, Sociology, Literature, History, Study Skills and IT. Full or part-time programmes are available over 1 or 2 years (34 weeks a year) day & evening to fit around other commitments and responsibilities.
How is the Course Assessed?
The assessment techniques used are varied throughout the programme but most is by continuous assessment, as adult students generally prefer this. There are external examinations for English, maths and science if required.
Fees will be confirmed on application or via our website. Advanced Learning Loans may be available. You may need to obtain some books to assist your studies.
: The next classes due to start will be September 2015 at London Road. Guidance is offered at advice events, interview and induction to ensure students select modules that meet the requirements for their intended university course.
What Do I Do Next?
Informal interview required. Complete application form. Tuition fee concessions.
If you are aged 19 or over you may have to pay some tuition fees.
This can be clarified by ringing Course Advice on 01743 342333.
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