Course Code: SC1FE428 Preparing for Higher Education at B&FC Next course dates Start dateLocationDuration 01 Feb 2023 Bispham Campus 6 Weeks Apply now 10 May 2023 Bispham Campus 8 Weeks Apply now 17 May 2023 Bispham Campus 6 Weeks Apply now 01 Feb 2024 Bispham Campus 6 Weeks Apply now 01 May 2024 Bispham Campus 8 Weeks Apply now 07 May 2024 Bispham Campus 8 Weeks Apply now 09 May 2024 Bispham Campus 8 Weeks Apply now 09 May 2024 Bispham Campus 8 Weeks Apply now 09 May 2024 Bispham Campus 8 Weeks Apply now 09 May 2024 Bispham Campus 8 Weeks Apply now Overview Is this course for me? What will I learn? How will I be assessed? Key information Where could this course take me? Course Summary Available only to students who have applied for a degree level course at B&FC, this 8-week programme will help to ensure your life at university gets off to a flying start. You'll learn all the key study skills you need to begin your course with confidence, including how to use the vast array of resource materials available to you, how to conduct academic research and how to write degree-standard essay. Of course, success at university is just about having the practical skills to manage your studies. it's also about coping with the various challenges that studying for a degree can present. Issues like managing your time, coping with stress and dealing with life beyond your studies are all part of the programme so that you can start as you mean to go on. What's more, you'll have the opportunity to meet your tutors and fellow students so that come September you'll recognise a familiar face or two. Entry Requirements This course is ideal for anyone planning to study at degree level whether you are progressing straight from school or college or whether you are returning to study after time in the workplace. Having an active application to study for a degree level qualification at Blackpool and the Fylde College is the only formal requirement for enrolment. Qualification Obtained Certificate in Skills for Further Education and Employment The course consists of eight separate modules, one for each week of the course. These include: Academic Writing Skills Essay Writing Practical Presentation Skills Presentation Software Research Skills for Academic Study Self-development Stress Management Techniques Time Management If you are enrolling on to an Engineering or Science Programme, you will also focus on improving maths and learn to create technical reports. Learning and Teaching Methods Each module will be covered in a 3 hour session which will be followed by a 1 hour drop-in workshop to assist with any assessments. A variety of teaching methods will be employed which will mirror the teaching that students will experience once studying for their degree. These methods will include informal lectures, workshops, tutorials, group discussions and activities as well as self-directed study periods. Expert Tutors All staff involved in the delivery of adult education courses within the College are approved to teach the subjects and modules they deliver. The approval process ensures that staff delivering a given programme are appropriately qualified and, where appropriate, possess relevant technical and industrial experience and professional practice. Assessment Methods You will need to demonstrate commitment to the course through attendance and participation in the various modules. Although there is no formal exam, your tutor(s) will assess your progress on an ongoing basis and provide valuable feedback which will help you progress and ensure you have acquired all the key study skills you need by the end of the programme. Tuition Fees The course is fully funded so no fees are payable Other Costs and Equipment There are no other specific costs associated with the course. We do, however, ask that students provide their own stationery and recommend that they bring a laptop if they have access to one. Regulation and Accreditation Accrediting Institution: N/A Awarding Body: ASCENTIS Terms and Conditions Read our full terms and conditions for more information. Career Options and Progression The whole purpose of the programme is to prepare you for degree level study at the College. It will, however, provide many skills which you can transfer to the workplace such as time management and report writing.