Course Code: TA1FE25 English and Creative Writing - Access to Higher Education (HE) Diploma Next course dates Start dateLocationDuration / Fees 05 Sep 2022 University Centre 1 Year / £3,022 Apply now 05 Sep 2023 University Centre 1 Year / £3,022 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 This course is ideal if you wish to have a career in teaching, journalism, advertising, media, creative writing, speech therapist, linguistics, English, English literature, humanities or other related professions. The Access to Higher Education (HE) Diploma is a qualification which will prepare you for study at degree level. If you would like to go to university but left school without the qualifications you need, then an Access to HE course could be for you. The course is run over 1 academic year and is designed for learners aged 19 years and above. Advanced Learning Loans are available. Entry Requirements Direct Entry GCSE English and Maths Grade 4 (C) or above (if you don’t have Maths GCSE you can complete this alongside your Access to HE Humanities programme. Successful completion of a written task and interview. Not achieved Maths or English GCSE at Grade 4 (C) or above. You will need to complete the one-year Level 2 (GCSE) English before completing the Access to HE Humanities Programme and achieve a Grade 4 (C) or above. Qualification Obtained Access to HE Diploma in Humanities The course runs over two days and concentrates on a different element of the programme on each. The first is the English Language and Literature element which comprises the following units. (Please note – these units are subject to change) English Language and Literature Unit Credit Value Introduction to English Language and Literature 3 Analysis of the Novel 3 A Thematic Approach to Poetry 3 English Language and Literature Research Project 6 19th Century Novel 6 Academic Skills in English Language and Literature 6 The second element is Creative Writing, which comprises the following units: Creative Writing Unit Credit Value Introduction to Creative Writing 3 Poetry Techniques & Meaning 3 Creative Writing Research Project 6 Process & Practice in Writing Shorter Pieces 6 Practical Skills in Creative Writing 6 Industry Placement and Field Trips This course does not include a work placement. If you know which institution you'd like to progress to you, we recommend you check with them whether relevant work experience is needed for your chosen degree programme. You could then source a suitable placement but you should know that you would need to carry this out in your own time. Learning and Teaching Methods Our expert tutors use a variety of teaching techniques to cater to individual learning styles and to engage and motivate you throughout the course. Timetabled sessions total around 10 hours a week (340 hours over the year) with the course generally running over two days from 9am to 4pm. We also expect you to devote a further 10 hours each week to independent study. During this time you might be researching, doing background reading or creating drafts and final reports. 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 The Access to HE Humanities is a 60 credit diploma, which covers the following subjects: English Language and Literature (27 credits) Creative Writing (24 credits) HE Study Skills (9 credits) We use a range of assessment methods including essays, reports and presentations. The assessment is entirely based on coursework and there are no exams at the end of the programme. Tuition Fees Read our tuition fees guide. Other Costs and Equipment Needed As well as providing their own stationery, to include pens, notepad and an A4 folder, we recommend that students have access to a laptop and to the internet. In some instances, it may be possible for the College to assist with this. Replacement ID badges cost £3 or £8 if incorporated with a bus pass. For photocopying, students are provided with the first 80 black and white free of charge. Any additional copies for black and white are charged at 4p per copy. Although course textbooks are available in the College library, we will provide a list of recommended texts at the beginning of the course which you may wish to purchase. Laboratory coats and glasses will be provided when required. 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 completion of the Level 3 Access to HE programme is usually acceptable for progression to Higher Education. It is advised that you check with the university you would like to study at to check their entry requirements. Successful students can move to Higher Education study, either at Blackpool and the Fylde College or other institutions. This course is ideal if you would like to work in the teaching, journalism, advertising, media, creative writing, speech therapist, linguistics, English, English literature, humanities or other related professions.