Access to HE

Access to HE

  • Course Code: PLR3ACC001 (APP15)
  • Prospectus Title: Access to HE
  • Mode of Study: PART-TIME
  • Duration: 2 Years (6. hours per week)
  • Start Date: 7 September, 2015

Entry Requirements

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.

Who is it For?

This course is designed to prepare adults for degree level study. It offers a rigorous A level equivalent in a supportive environment. Access programmes are flexible and attractive to adult students who would like to improve their educational qualifications and are popular with students who may have been out of formal education for some time and who appreciate a more adult-friendly learning atmosphere. Most students aim for careers in nursing, social work or teaching but the range of destinations is not limited to these.

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. Both programmes are now available from 22nd January 2015 to 17th June 2016. January to June 2015 includes Study Skills and IT sessions on a Thursday then from September 2015 to June 2016 there will be day and evening sessions available to study the remaining units that can be selected to fit around your 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.

Additional Costs

Total fee payable is £3022.00. Advanced Learning Loans may be available. You may need to obtain some books to assist your studies.

Additional Notes

: 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?

For this course you will need to complete an application form and have an interview prior to enrolment. Application forms are available on our website at or by ringing 01743 342333. If after reading this fact sheet, you are still undecided about the programme most suitable for you, please ring our Course Information on 01743 342333 who will be able to offer information about other programmes available. Alternatively email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Other Details

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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