Advanced Learner Loans

If you are aged 19 or over and want to study an Access to Higher Education Diploma, a Level 3 -6 Certificate or Diploma, there is help available to fund your course. Find out more by visiting our financial support section . If you successfully go on to complete your degree, then the Access loan will deducted from your student loan.

Assessments

Assessments are in Room 3.03b and will include a brief talk, an English and Math’s assessment online and written, this will take approximately 2 hours. We have two pathways which include the Preparation for Access (Skills) if learners need to brush up on literacy skills to enable them to progress onto the Access to HE Diploma and our direct entry on to our Access HE diploma route.

Dates for assessments are: Wednesday 29th March 2017 at 2.30pm, Wednesday 19th April 2017 at 2.30pm, Wednesday 17th May 2017 at 2.30pm, Wednesday 14th June 2017 at 2.30pm, Wednesday 12th July 2017 at 1.00pm

 

Business- Access to Higher Education Diploma

LL7001MT

Business - Access to Higher Education Diploma

About the course

This course is designed for people who wish to study a Business-related degree at University but who currently lack the necessary qualifications. It is the ideal bridging course to a career in Business, Management, Finance, Marketing, Public Relations, Human Resources, Hospitality, Leisure, Tourism and public sector organisations

All applicants must have a minimum grade C in GCSE maths. It would be an advantage if you had also undertaken work experience or voluntary work in a relevant field, where you got to demonstrate your organisational or administrative skills. Your motivation and commitment to the course will be tested at interview.

For International Students: Along with the above qualifications, you will also need an IELTS 5.5 (with at least 5.0 in each component), or equivalent.

For this Diploma you will study Academic Study Skills, Business Studies, Economics, Leisure & tourism, ICT or Accountancy and Finance options. To be accepted for the Accountancy and Finance option you will have to pass a further assessment.

You will also have a personal tutor who will support you during the year and who will advise you on your applications to higher education institutions.

The course requires between 2.5 to 3 days attendance a week. You will also be expected to undertake private study of 10-15 hours a week in addition to this.

Assessment is by coursework and occasional written examinations.

You can progress on to a range of possible degrees in Business, Finance, Business IT, Marketing, Hospitality, Tourism, Human Resources, law  or similar fields. The course coordinator, careers and higher education advisors, will give you advice and guidance on this, and on your application to university.

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On the course I learnt about social enterprise, not-for-profit business and how to become an entrepreneur

Matthias Gilles

Matthias Gilles

Studied: Access to Higher Education Diploma in Business.

Now: Progressed to a business degree at City University and is now running his own business

“On the course I learnt about social enterprise, not-for-profit business and how to become an entrepreneur. I decided that I wanted to start a business not just to make money, but to help people. I had not heard of access courses before, but they are an amazing and intensive route to university for people like me who want a career change.”

Matthias has now launched his own business selling brightly patterned shirts to raise money to help train local teachers in Burma.

Course information

Start date
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04 September 2017

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Course level
Level 3
Course code
LL7001U17
Start date
04/09/17
End date
20/06/18
Centre
Lifelong Learning
Class Type
Full time
Co-Funded
Exams
£121.00
Tuition
£1715.00
Unfunded
Exams
£121.00
Tuition
£3022.00
Overseas
Tuition
£9500.00
Fully Funded
Tuition
FREE
How to apply

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