- Study Type
- Full Time
- Study Level
- Level 3
- Start Date:
- 33 weeks
View The Isle of Wight College's standard entry requirements for full-time college courses (depending on the level of the course to be studied).
- You will be required to complete a simple pre-interview task (written)
- We recommend that you have studied successfully at level 2/GCSE for English and maths (grade 4+) to be appropriately prepared for studying Access to Higher Education. Some universities will consider applicants with functional skills level 2. You should check with the university you are interested in applying to what their entry requirements are for the degree pathway you wish to pursue.
- Exceptional entry to the course will be considered based on evidence of life experiences, aptitude and commitment.
Adults who would like to improve their career prospects by studying at degree level. Most university courses require level three qualifications in subjects which either relate to the degree content and/or demonstrate a level of academic competency to be ready to study at degree level.
Students who have studied on this course are able to progress to a broad variety of degree pathways; for example, students who have successfully achieved their diploma at the Isle of Wight College in recent years have progressed into Midwifery, Nursing, Paramedic Science, Teaching, Higher Level Learning Support, Journalism, Drama, Forensic Science, Social Work, Engineering…
This course really does enable students to pursue their dream careers.
You will combine and study four level 3 modules in various disciplines, such as Psychology, Sociology, Human Physiology, English, Gender & Sexuality, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, etc., which will give you the required UCAS points in the right disciplines to get onto the right university course. You will also complete a programme of academic study skills to equip you with the skills and experience to be able to study successfully at university level.
You will be learning in a classroom (or laboratory) environment for the hours you are timetabled to be in college. In addition, we recommend that you allow an equal amount of time for independent study, which will include, reading, research, and writing. You will be provided with materials and guidance to support all of your independent study.
You will need to have access to a computer and the internet. Note, we do have computer facilities here at the college but these are not available to take off site.
You will achieve the nationally recognised Access to Higher Education Diploma in your specified path way. You will achieve ‘credits’ in each subject and these are defined as PASS, MERIT, and DISTINCTION. Offers from universities to study will usually specify the grade profile required to secure your place.