Maths or English at GCSE Grade C or above or equivalent qualification.
All offers may be subject to successful interview.
Learning and assessment
Learning activities on the course are diverse, including lectures, seminars, tutorials, practical sessions and workshops.
Students are expected to undertake independent study and research to support lectures, seminars and assessments. Group work and group presentations form an important part of the course. Students will have access to specialist IT hardware and software, an on-line learning environment and reference facility.
Students will complete a variety of assessments including tests, essays, presentations, reports and group work.
The Access to HE Diploma is equivalent to 2 A Levels.
The Access to HE Diploma prepares you for study at university level and is accepted by many institutions as an alternative to A Levels.
Following completion, students may apply to higher education programmes in the following subjects at University Centre Myerscough:
· Agriculture and Countryside
· Animal Studies
· Veterinary Nursing
· Equine studies
· Landscape Architecture
· Landscape and Garden Design
NOTE: For progression to FdSc Veterinary Nursing at Myerscough, students will need to achieve a distinction in each of the Biological Science units except Plant Biology. Students will also need to meet the other entry requirements for FdSc Veterinary Nursing as specified on the factsheet for that course.
The Access to HE Diploma prepares for a higher education degree which can lead to a variety of rewarding careers in the land-based industries (see subjects listed under ‘progression’).
The course is full time (approximately 3 days per week, 10am to 3pm)
If you are 18 years of age and live in the UK, it is likely there will be no charge for the course.
If you are aged 19-23 and this is your first full Level 3 qualification, you will be entitled to funding to cover all of your tuition fees at no cost to you.
Alternatively, if you are 19-23 and you already have achieved a full Level 3 qualification, or are aged 24 or over, you could be eligible for a loan.
Advanced Learner Loans are not means tested or dependent on credit checks. When you progress and complete a university level course, the 19+ Advanced Learner Loan is completely wiped meaning you will only have to pay back your university student loan.
Costs that are mandatory for the course:
Suitable outdoor clothing and footwear – approximately £100
There is no formal work placement on this course, but the programme does offer the flexibility to gain additional experience during the course, where students have opportunity to undertake extra-curricular work experience.