English and Creative Writing - Access to Higher Education (HE) Diploma

Course Code: TA1FE25


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Start DateLocationDuration
05/09/2022University Centre1 YearApply

Course Overview

Course timetable                                                                                      

Duration: 2 days per week
Day/s of week: Mon and Weds    
Time: 9.00am - 4.30pm
Indicative Delivery: 75% On-site at the University Centre Campus and 25% On-line

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 (Humanities)

Career Options and Progression

Assessment Methods

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

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.

Tuition Fees

Regulation and Accreditation

Terms and Conditions

European Structural and Investment Funds
Council for Independent Education
European Social Fund
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