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    Access to HE: Humanities with Environmental Studies Pathway

    Access to HE: Humanities with Environmental Studies Pathway | Level 3 | P11762H

    Study options

    How to study

    Full Time

    Start Dates

    Start Date

    September 2024



    1 Year



    Burton Town Centre Campus

    • Course overview

      This qualification is designed for adults who wish to retrain and /or gain the qualifications necessary to go on to study an undergraduate degree at university. 

      This pathway consists of English Literature, History and Environmental Science units with essential study skills components required for degree level study embedded within all sessions.  

      You will study the Gothic novel, Fairy Tales, Women’s Suffrage, Victorian Society, Creative non-fiction writing, History through literature, Conservation, Climate change and Pollution and its impact on the environment and more. You will also have the opportunity to carry out research projects in History and English on a topic that you are personally interested in. 

      This qualification is suitable for learners aged 19 and above.

    • Fees and Costs

      Educational entitlements or fee concessions are solely based on the individual programme and nationally set eligibility criteria. To see if you qualify for fee concessions then please visit the 'what will I pay' section of our website. You may be surprised what you are entitled to!

      • Course Fees Examination & Registrations
      • 16-18 School Leaver info n/a Course fee n/aExam & Registration fee
      • 19-23 Educational Entitlement info FREECourse fee IncludedExam & Registration fee
      • 19+ Part Funded info £3022.00 Course fee £176.00Exam & Registration fee
      • 19+ Fully Funded info £3022.00Course fee £176.00 Exam & Registration fee
      • 24+ Fully Funded info £3022.00Course fee £176.00 Exam & Registration fee
      • Full Cost info £3022.00Course fee £176.00Exam & Registration fee

      Payment methods

      • Payment in Full (Credit Card / Debit Cards / Cash) accepted
      • Employer Sponsored accepted
      • Direct Debit Instalments accepted
      • Advanced Learning Loan accepted
      • Student Finance English Loan (HE) not accepted

      For International Learners

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      Call us: 01283 494757 or 01283 494472

      Visit us: Chat to the Financial Support Team in the Learner Hub
      Just drop-in, Monday to Thursday 8.30am to 5pm and Friday 8.30am to 4.30pm.


      Further Education Programme Only: The College reserves the right to change or amend, at any time, any of the course details including but not limited to; content, dates, times, venues, tutor, fees payable, concessions available, terms or conditions.

    • Entry requirements

      It is desirable for Applicants to have a minimum of 4 GCSEs at grade 4, appropriate to the chosen pathway, including GCSE English.

      (or) A level 2 subject specific qualification including a level 2 or equivalent in English
      (or) Equivalent occupational experience including a level 2 or equivalent in English

      Entries will be validated prior to enrolment as part of 'Getting to Know You’

    • What modules will I study?
      • Appreciation of a novel
      • Appreciation of a play
      • Conservation
      • Creative non-fiction writing
      • English project of your choice
      • Environmental pollution
      • Fairy tale
      • folklore and culture
      • Greenhouse effect and global warming
      • History project of your choice
      • History through literature
      • Introduction to historical sources
      • Pollution and the human population
      • Victorian society
      • Women’s suffrage
    • How will I be assessed?

      To achieve the Diploma, learners must successfully demonstrate their achievement of all learning outcomes and assessment criteria of the units as detailed in the qualification specification. Grades are awarded at a Pass, Merit and Distinction. 

      Assessment methods are very varied and include essays, presentations, leaflets, posters, newspaper articles and other creative and academic responses. 

      All units must be completed to pass the course. The Access Diploma L3 is internally assessed.

    • What can I do next?

      The Humanities pathways can lead to a wide variety of degrees and career paths. These include

      • Teaching
      • Journalism
      • Civil service
      • Conservation
      • Business, Marketing and Management
      • Charity work
      • Lecturer
      • Public Sector/Government
      • Media
      • Public Relations (PR)
      • Film/TV/Music
      • Writer/editor
      • Researcher
      • Hospitality

    Apply now!

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