Access to English and Creative Writing - Higher Education Diploma
Course Code: SD1FE02
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.
To do this course you will need 3 GCSEs at grade 4 (previously grade C) or above, including English Language and/or Maths. We may accept NVQs instead of GCSEs but you will need to provide evidence of these qualifications.
You will also need to complete literacy and numeracy assessments as well as a written exercise, and we will invite you to have an informal discussion with the Course Tutor.
Teaching and Learning 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.
Industry Placement and Field Trips
Other Costs and Equipment Needed
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.
Read our tuition fees guide.