Starts: 4 Sep 2023
The Access to Higher Education Diploma is a Level 3 qualification which prepares people without traditional qualifications for study at university. They are qualifications that give you the relevant academic subject knowledge needed for higher education study and the opportunity to develop study skills to help you to succeed. Normally, the course is delivered over a full academic year (September – July). However, we have designed a special “fast track” version of the course which can be completed in just 20 weeks and apply for university or college courses starting as early as September 2022 (although you will need to apply either as a late applicant in the Spring or through Clearing, which opens in July). Our Careers Advisors will support you with this process. The qualification is well established and widely accepted by universities, qualifying for UCAS tariff points that are comparable to the tariff points for three A-Levels. The number of Tariff points for the Access to HE Diploma varies between 48 and 144 points, dependent on your grade profile. The Access to HE Diploma (Counselling and psychology) will provide you with foundation knowledge of the social sciences with a strong emphasis on counselling and psychology. The course offers an equal balance of theory and practice and includes compelling units such as: contemporary approaches in counselling, Stress and wellbeing, contexts in counselling, counselling skills in Practice, crime, poverty and families and households. You will also learn generic study skills relevant to studying science, including undertaking effective research, collecting and analysing scientific data and writing experiment reports and essays.