Nelson and Colne College
September 2024
20 Places Remaining
Course Overview

The Access to Higher Education (HE) Diploma is a Level 3 qualification that prepares 19+ students who are returning to education or who left school without the qualifications needed to progress to university.

The Access to HE Diploma (Business) is ideal for those who want to progress onto a degree or other higher education programme in a wide range of business related subjects and law.

What will I learn?

• Business
You will learn about the key concepts relevant to the study of business which will enable you to demonstrate an understanding of features of the business sector in the UK economy, including corporate and social responsibility. You will investigate business and organisation cultures and examine principles of business strategy

• Marketing
This subject will introduce you to the key purposes of marketing within an organisation. You will also analyse the marketing mix and different marketing strategies. You will plan and carry out your own research in the field of marketing and write your findings in a report.

• Law
This part of the course does focus on contract law, and the English legal system. These topics will compliment your business studies.

• Academic development and study skills
Besides subject knowledge, academic research and writing skills are crucial in helping you with your assignments on the Access to HE Diploma as well as preparing you for your future studies at higher levels. This subject will help you to identify your own skills and those required to progress to a degree and/ or future employment. We will support you with your UCAS application and prepare you for interviews.

Materials and other information

We encourage all our students to volunteer or work in a field that relates to your future career. This is an intense course and you need to be 100% committed to your studies.
There are no tuition fees for anybody under the age of 24 with no full level 3 qualification. If you are 19+ with a full level 3 qualification, or your are 24+ you can take out an Advanced Learner Loan to pay for the tuition fees. “Student Finance England will ‘write off’ any outstanding Advanced Learner Loan balances you owe for an Access to HE course once you complete a higher education course. This means you do not have to repay it”. For more information: Advanced Learner Loan - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

Progression and Careers

In the weekly tutorial session, you will be tracking your progress, reflecting on feedback received and plan how to keep improving your academic skills.
You will receive feedback from your subject tutors on all coursework and have 1:1 tutorial with both your subject tutors and with your personal tutor.

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