The Access to Higher Education Diploma course has completely transformed the lives of thousands of adults. If you do not have a full Level 3 qualification, here is an opportunity to return to study and achieve a nationally recognised qualification.
The aim of the course is to provide you with a route into higher education at university or college. Hundreds of former students have gone on to higher education courses at both our own University Centre Farnborough and elsewhere, showing that the course is successfully preparing students for the next stage in their education.
The qualification is a full-time course equivalent of two to three A Levels and takes one year to complete.
This course aims to provide you with a broad base of business. You will identify key terms, concepts and features of the business sector; you will examine in depth the strategic and operational methods business employ to achieve their goals and the internal and external factors that can affect these. The final unit will look at business finance and the features which influence which source of finance is most appropriate to a company. This subject is studies alongside Economics.
To be studied alongside business studies, this course is designed to give you a wide overview of terms and conditions used in business economics. You will also study the UK economy in detail looking at the issues the country faces. Other units will look at macroeconomics and how economic policies can be used to influence them and in the final unit you will study globalisation and the impact this has on the UK economy.
Through reading and discussion, you will begin to think critically about different topic areas in Psychology, such as personality, emotion, memory, child development and conformity. From your study of these, you will develop a broad understanding of the perspectives and research methods used in psychology.
You will be able to develop further into some topics through essays, a seminar and research project.
Your studies will complement your academic studies. The main areas covered are algebra, number systems, geometry and basic trigonometry.
This part of the course focuses on developing the practical skills you will use on a higher education course; including essay writing, referencing and effective note-taking.
You will receive all the help you need with university applications and study support in a weekly tutorial, which also gives you the chance to talk to your tutor about your academic progress and plans for university.
Within this course you will cover a range of disciplines such as:
Business Organisations and Structure, The Human Resource Function, Business Communication, Management & Leadership, Business Studies - External Influences, Economic Systems and Competitive Markets, Marketing, Planning Market Research, Marketing Strategy, Marketing Mix, Market Analysis and Marketing Principles for Business.
After successfully completing the diploma you will be prepared for studying a university-level (higher education) course at university or college.
This diploma is suitable for you if you are pursuing a career in the areas below (after graduating from a relevant higher education course):
This course is designed for mature students, aged 19 or over, who have had sufficient life or work experience between leaving school and starting the diploma.
To make sure this is the right course for you, acceptance onto the diploma is based on aptitude and commitment following an interview and assessment.
You will need an English Language GCSE at grade C/4 or above and GCSE Mathematics at grade C/4 or above.
It is also strongly advised that you contact the university or teaching institution, you wish to attend after completion of this course and check what their exact GCSE requirements are for your chosen degree. Every university admission policy is different so its worth making sure you have the right course for your particular needs.
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