Starts: 5 Sep 2022
Access to Higher Education: Africana Studies
When & Where
- 7 September 2022 - 29 June 2023 ( 408 hours, 35 weeks )
- North Kensington Centre
- 19 year olds and up are permitted on this course
- Availability Yes
- Course Code K22HSSB02A
What you will learn
By the end of this course, you will be able to:
- Study Skills: Academic essay writing, Critical Thinking, Researching and understanding opportunities for HE report writing, examination skills and more
- African Studies: Debunking Eurocentric Narratives of Africa, Colonisation, Neo Colonialism and Resistance, Introduction to Africa and African Studies, African Spiritual Systems
- Diaspora Studies: Black Consciousness and Radicals, The Haitian Revolution, Windrush and the Notting Hill Riots, Race Relations
- Anthropology: Introduction to Anthropology, Medical Anthropology, Fieldwork and Research Methods in Anthropology, Anthropology of Ritual and Rites of Passage
- Develop your study skills and employability skills alongside a range of specialist skills including: Practical skills, Analytical, evaluative skills and IT skills
Class format and activities
On the Africana Studies Diploma, you will study core module in Study Skills, which will enable you to develop the essential skills you will need to be a successful student at University, along with three modules, namely, Anthropology, African Studies, Diaspora Studies. You will receive extensive support throughout the course, including guidance around all aspects of your University application. This is a fast paced course and you will be expected to have good attendance and complete independent study outside of lessons. At the start of the course you will be given a course calendar with a series of coursework submission dates which you will be asked to meet at regular intervals throughout the year. This course will be structured as on online plus course. Twice per term you will come to the centre for your classes and the rest of the classes will be taught online. Further details will be given to you at your interview.
You must be aged 19 or over . You should have GCSE English Grades A-C / 4-9 or Level 2 equivalent , and GCSE Maths Grades A-C / 4-9 or Level 2 equivalent is desirable You will need these two qualifications in addition to the Access to HE Diploma to progress to most university undergraduate programmes.
What you need to know before you enrol
Your Access course requires dedication and commitment if you are going to succeed. Your course is timetabled for two days a week and runs from the beginning of September to the end of June. The Access course is an intensive course and will prepare you for the demands of a University degree course in just nine months. It is therefore essential to think how you are going to balance work, family and social life with your Access studies. You will be expected to do regular reading and written work on top of attending classes.
What you need
This is a live online plus course. You will need: - Internet connection. The classes work best with Chrome. - A computer with microphone and camera is best (e.g. a PC/laptop/iMac/MacBook), or a tablet/iPad/smart phone/iPhone if you don't have a computer. - Earphones/headphones/speakers. We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts. As a student of Morley College you have access to Microsoft 365, including Office 365 and Teams throughout your course.
What you can do next
The course will prepare you for Higher Education course and interview. Progression Routes after completing an Access to HE Diploma in Africana Studies, learners can go on to university to study many subjects at degree level, including Politics, Social Science and Culture, Geography and History. This can lead to a career working for governmental and non-governmental organisations, both nationally and internationally.