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Course Code
Course Title
Level 3
70 weeks
Entry Requirements
Admission to the course is by interview and assessment; no formal qualifications are required. Once you have applied, you will be invited to an information, interview and assessment session when we will assess your English and Maths skills. This is to ensure that you are working at around Level Two (GCSE Level) in English and Level One in Maths at the start of your course or higher. If we find that you still have some progress to make in English or Maths, then we will discuss our Introduction to Access Level 2 programmes with you at interview.
Start Date
September 2020
Days and Times

Is this course right for me?

Access to HE qualifications are for learners 19 and above, the access course focuses on learners having the opportunity to reach their highest aspirations and continue to study their chosen degree at University. The Access course is designed for learners returning to education - We value our learners.

Course Overview

Your Tutor will be on hand to support you throughout your course to develop your skills, prepare you for your next steps and help you to achieve your goals.

The Access to HE Business course is a 60 credit diploma- of which 15 credits are ungraded. The qualification is completed over 6 months, starting in January and completing in June. Access to HE induction and UCAS workshops will take place in December in preperation for start of course in January.

English and Mathematics qualifications are built into the Access course, consisting of Functional Skills Maths and English Level 2. The units of study include:

• Ethics • Study Skills • Research, including calculus and statistics • Management Accounting • Contract and Business Management • Financial Accounting or Marketing • Factors affecting Business (Enterprise) • Employment Law • Social Psychology • Corporate Social Responsibility

Your Access to HE course includes valuable additions to help you succeed!

• You will have a regular 1:1 appointment with highly qualified and experienced professionals- Academic supervisors who will help you to manage your workload, give you valuable feedback and ensure that you meet College expectations. • English & Maths: You may not be sure whether these subjects are relevant to you, but good English and Maths skills will be vital to any career path and we’re here to support you in developing yours.
• Detailed Guidance and progression sessions • Subject speciality Access to HE tutors. • Careers Advice & Guidance is available throughout your time at CBC from our friendly, dedicated Advisors. They can provide you with a wide range of support including CV writing, UCAS applications, interview skills and much more.

What options are there after completing this course?

Upon completing your course, you have a great range of options available to help you continue your adventure.

• Successful completion of an Access course means you can apply to study at Universities across the country through the UCAS scheme. Your University offer will be based on the number of Credits you achieve at Merit or Distinction. Degree subjects taken by our Access students recently include: Business; Business Management; Business Management and Spanish; Human Resource Management; Events Management; Hospitality; International Relations; Accounting.

Additional information

Coming to College is a full time commitment and you will need to ensure that you have factored in the cost of travelling to College and potentially to a local work placement. If you are concerned about this, please click here to see what financial support is available through our Student Services team. We may request contributions are made to trips and outings.

In order to complete this course access to a computer or laptop would be beneficial. If you do not have one of these you are welcome to study in our Learning Resource Centre using CBC computers.

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