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Pre-Access to HE

  • Overview of the course

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    Pre-Access to HE, also known as the Ascentis Level 2 Certificate in Skills for Further Study in Social Science and Humanities, is a well-established national qualification which allows students without traditional Level 2 qualifications to work towards the Level 2 Award, and progress to the Level 3 Access to Higher Education Diploma the following year, which may lead to entry into university.

    This is a one year, part-time course delivered one day a week for six hours teaching. This will help you work towards achieving the qualifications you need to gain entry to a degree course at university in subjects such as Sociology, Social Policy & Psychology. You will also undertake other topics such as Communication Skills and Working in Groups.
  • What you'll learn

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    In order to gain your Award you will study the following academic modules:

    - Sociology
    - Social Policy
    - Psychology

    Within these modules will be a variety of units, ranging from Criminal Justice and Social Policy to Sociological Theory. In addition, you will study a selection of developmental skills units that underpin the research, essay writing, study and critical skills required for this course, and that will support your future academic studies at university.
  • Entry requirements

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    You will need to have Maths and English Level 1 qualification or demonstrate evidence of working at Level 1 through a BKSB diagnostic.

    Please note that to progress to the Level 3 Access to HE Diploma, you will need English and Maths GCSE at a grade A*-C / 9-4, and you may require additional GCSEs if they are required for entry to your chosen university course. You are advised to investigate potential university progression routes to establish specific entry requirements they may require.

    Please note - English and maths equivalents will be accepted providing the applicant provides proof from their chosen university that they will accept for entry to their chosen programme.
  • How will I be assessed?

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    You will be assessed in a variety of ways including essays, presentations, and portfolio building.

    Although there is no formal examination, you are expected to work on your assignments/portfolio in your own time as part of directed study.
  • Is there anything else I need to know?

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    Please be aware that this course requires you to attend college for two sessions per week which last three hours.

    In addition, you will be expected to participate in independent study to prepare for future lessons and assignments, and it is advisable that you also have in place suitable vocationally specific workplace experience as this will enhance your university application, especially if you wish to enter Social Work/Social Care as a profession.
  • Who can I speak to about this course?

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    Whilst all our buildings remain closed to keep our staff, learners and visitors safe please contact us via our LiveChat service on our website -www.boltoncollege.ac.uk or send a message to access@boltoncc.ac.uk
  • I'm interested in this course, what do I need to do next?

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    You need to speak to one of our tutors before you can enrol on to this course therefore, please use the 'apply' button on this screen to register your interest. Once we have your details we will send you a text with a link to book a telephone interview. Please be aware that when a tutor calls you our number will appear as unknown/with-held/private.
  • Course Fees

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    Tuition Fee: £759.00
    Other fees: £58.00
  • Future opportunities

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    Many of our learners progress to the Level 3 Access to HE Diploma which may lead to undergraduate degrees at local and national universities in Social Science subjects, for example single honours degrees in Psychology, Sociology or Criminology, or dual awards in humanities subjects.
  • Additional Information

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    Coronavirus Update


    In response to the COVID-19 situation we have made a number of changes to our traditional admissions and enrolment processes.
    All conditional offers and enrolments are currently being processed based on the information available to us at the time of a telephone interview and/or online enrolment.
    Once a course starts and we are able to meet with learners in person we may need to alter the class an individual attends if they do not meet the course entry requirements. We will keep learners informed of any decision to alter their class and support them through any changes necessary.
    Thank you for your understanding and co-operation in these unprecedented times.

    Assessment


    All learners will complete an individual learning plan which will be discussed with their tutor throughout the course.

    Financial


    You may not have to pay tuition fees at all, if you fall into one of the groups eligible for fee exemptions. If you feel you may be eligible or would like someone to explain course fees in more detail, pleasecontact us via our Live Chat service available on any page of our website.

    Adult Learners


    Adult learners (19+) must provide evidence of their existing qualification at enrolment. Learners may not be able to enrol if this information is not provided when requested. If you have lost any certificates please contact your school in the first instance. If they are unable to provide a copy, you can contact one of the following exam boards (your school will be able to tell you which one applies to the exams you took):

    Helpline


    Whilst Coronavirus restrictions are in place, the best way to contact us is via our Live Chat service available from any page of our website. We will endeavor to staff this service from 10am – 3.30pm, Monday to Fridays.
    Bolton College works hard to ensure that the information provided is accurate.
    All courses are offered subject to student numbers and the College reserves the right to amend, withdraw or amalgamate any of the courses, fees, services, locations or facilities described at any time.

    Studying at College


    The health and safety of our learners and staff is very important to us and with the continued situation, related to the coronavirus outbreak, there will be an increased emphasis on study outside the classroom during the 2020/21 academic year. The proportion of these hours will depend on the individual qualification(s) being undertaken. You must do the work set during directed study or it will impact your progress on the course and therefore your achievement.

    Equalities Statement


    The College will treat all members of the community equally and will not favour any particular individual or group. English is our principal language but we will endeavour to provide information relating to this document in other formats and languages. If customers require this type of support they should contact the Recruitment & Relations Manager at customer.services@boltoncc.ac.uk

    Safeguarding Statement


    Bolton College are committed to ensuring that learners have a right to feel safe wherever they learn, in the classroom or online. If you have any personal safety or other worries, for example, feeling bullied; being made to feel uncomfortable or experiencing an inappropriate situation when you are attending college, please speak to the tutor, a member of the Reception Team or contact the College Safeguarding Team on 01204 482180 or via safeguarding@boltoncc.ac.uk
  • Disclaimer

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    Every care has been taken to ensure that the information contained within these course information sheets was accurate at the time of publishing.
    Bolton College is constantly evaluating its services to meet the needs of learners; therefore programmes/courses/Apprenticeships, resources and facilities may be subject to change without prior notice.
  • Start Date:

    15/09/2020

  • End Date:

    13/07/2021

  • Time:

    10:00 - 12:30
    6.00 (Hrs Per Week)

  • Duration:

    34 weeks

  • Venue:

    Deane Road Campus

  • Course Code:

    AH222-AD01