What opportunities will this course give me?
This course is full time requiring attendance at College up to 15 hours per week. In the autumn term you complete your UCAS application. Your personal tutor will guide you through this and support you in working on your personal statement. Offers of places at university are made via the UCAS system. Each year around 95% of our Access students take up a place at university. This is a new pathway offered and progression routes from this Diploma could include, but are not limited to, degrees in business studies, marketing, human resource management, event management, finance, accounting, business administration, computing, management, business and law, etc
The Access Diploma is open to all learners but is designed to be accessible for individuals who, as a result of their socio-economic or personal circumstances, may not have been able to consider progression to degree level study. The Access Diploma therefore provides a second chance for individuals who, for whatever reason, were not able to take full advantage of their formal secondary education.
What will I be learning?
Within this diploma pathway you will study four subjects.
Note: subjects will run according to demand. We cannot guarantee to offer you your first choice of subject if demand is high; places in classes are allocated in a first come first served basis.
Topics cover under the Business Studies session will include, for example;
Persuasion and Change in a Business/Media Context
Business Recruitment and Retention
Developing a Business Plan
Aspects of Sociology/Psychology will also be covered.
Why is this course for me?
The Access to HE Diploma is intended to prepare people without traditional entry qualifications for degree level study at university. It may also be used by people wishing to make a career change or who have been out of formal education for a significant time in order to gain the skills and confidence required for direct progression to employment or further study. The Access to HE Diploma is regulated by QAA and widely recognised as a progression route by universities across the UK.
Each Access subject involves about 2 x three hours per week class time, plus about three hours per subject each week for private study, assignments and preparation for examinations. There will be lectures, class discussions, small group work and individual research and you will be expected to attend all sessions. Some subjects will involve practical work. Your Study Skills sessions will help you understand how to learn more efficiently and how to produce your work professionally, so that you will be prepared for your course at university. All students are allocated a personal tutor to support them during the course and to advise on applications to higher education. You will be assessed by a mixture of methods: coursework, projects, examinations. Each subject tutor will explain to you in detail the dates of your assessment and what you can do in order to prepare. If you achieve sufficient credits, throughout the course you will be awarded an Access to HE diploma from LASER. You need 60 in total to pass, 45 of which are graded.
How will my learning be enhanced?
All students are allocated a personal tutor to support them during the course and to advise on applications to higher education. Students receive personalised 1:1 reviews with their personal tutor on a weekly basis and we pride ourselves on the support we offer students. We have many comments from past students about how impressed they were with the level of support they received.
You will be assessed by a mixture of methods: coursework, projects, examinations, assessed practicals (in science). This also gives students practice in the types of assessment they will be completing at university.
All students complete a piece of independent academic research in an area specific to their chosen degree. This gives them an opportunity to develop research skills and produce a report in a relevant and current field of study.
In study skills students gain important knowledge in areas such as referencing, essay and report writing, giving presentations and critical thinking.
Why is Eastleigh College my best choice?
Eastleigh College has excellent travel routes, rail, buses and road. We have many universities nearby and have links to many of the local universities.
What do I need to sign up?
The workload on the Access course is high and as some university courses require you to have GCSEs in English, Maths at grade C or above, you need to have completed these prior to starting your Access course. If you are planning to progress from Access to a course that requires practical work it is important that you have appropriate work experience before applying to university in the autumn term. It is your responsibility to find out what is required and organise this.
Is there anything else I need to know?
You will be in college for 2 whole days - days not yet confirmed.
You will need an interview for this course.
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Adult students on a career path are positive about going to university
According to figures recently reported by UCAS, the total number of applicants wishing to start university in September hit a new high. The findings coincide with the results of an exit poll of 250 adult learners from Eastleigh College in which 98% agreed that ‘My course will enable me to develop a new career’.
National teaching awards recognise Eastleigh College with ‘Team of the Year’ and ‘Lecturer of the Year’
The Hospitality & Catering Team and Jules Vince, Teacher Training lecturer, have both received certificates of excellence from The Pearson National Teaching Awards. Their certificates for ‘Further Education Team of the Year’ and ‘Further Education Lecturer of the Year’ respectively provided a real boost to all the teaching professionals at the College at the end of an extraordinary and challenging term!