What will I learn?

This is one of our Level 3 Access to HE Diploma Pathways. The subject set includes: Biology, English, Statistical and Mathematical Methods and Study Skills, which you will need to study to complete the Access Diploma. The Access to HE Diploma is validated by Ascentis. All students must commit to a full programme of study over one year.

If you are aged 19 or over, do not already have a Level 3 qualification (such as A Levels) and intend to go to university the Level 3 Access Diploma will be of interest. You will need to be able to attend college 3 days a week and have time to study independently. You will learn through a combination of lectures, practicals, seminars and tutorials and private study. Extra help outside of class time may be available in Study Clinics by appointment. You are also actively encouraged to make use of the VLE (Virtual Learning Environment) site where you can find materials to supplement your class learning. The subject modules are assessed through a mixture of written assignments, portfolios, end of unit tests and exams. The Access to HE diploma will enable you to progress onto several different degrees and diplomas in Higher Education. Progression is dependent on succeeding in a combination of subjects, which are acceptable to university admissions tutors. Students on this pathway have progressed onto a wide range of courses including; nursing, midwifery, social work, paramedic and teaching.

Which department am I in?

NCL - Newcastle School of Education

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
To be Confirmed
Start date

Expected January, September 2022


Riverside Dene (Cruddas Park)

Newcastle Upon Tyne,

NE4 7SA, England

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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