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Level: 2

Location: Joseph Wright Centre

Years: 1

Weeks: 36

Hours: 15.00

Start: 05/09/2016

Days / Times: Monday 09:30 to 14:30 and Wednesday 09:45 to 15:00 and Friday 09:30 to 14:45 OR Tuesday 09:30 to 14:45 and Wednesday 09:30 to 14:45 and Friday 09:30 to 15:00

Tuition (£): 811.00*

Concessions: 362.00***

Interview: Y

Course Summary

This course is designed for mature students who wish to return to study, prepare to apply for Access to Higher Education programmes or enter employment.

Delivered by a team of well qualified, enthusiastic and experienced tutors, the course provides all the support and guidance you need to be successful.  You will learn through a wide range of activities including lessons, small and large group work, seminars, projects, tests and presentations.

This course will prepare you for further study, specifically Access to Higher Education Diplomas, while providing you with an opportunity to test out a range of subject areas.

This programme is delivered at our Joseph Wright Campus on different days and at different times which will be discussed in more detail at your interview.

Alongside this programme, you may also be able to take GCSE English and Maths.

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements. However you will be assessed for English and maths to determine what level of study will be most suitable for you.

All applicants will be invited to an interview to discuss their qualifications, experience and any other related issues.  You are also encouraged to attend an open evening to discuss the course with the tutors. 

Course Content

Alongside English and Maths, you will have the opportunity to study a number of units selected from the following*:

  • Health Studies, including Diet and Nutrition, Physiology and Eating Disorders
  • Psychology
  • Sociology, including Social Psychology and Understanding Mental Health
  • Study Skills
  • Career Planning

*Please note that modules are subject to change. 

How will I be assessed?

While on the programme, you will be assessed using a variety of methods: assignments, practical work, reports, group presentations, poster presentations and exams (practical and theory).

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

No

What can I do after this course?

There is the potential to progress to further study, including Access to Higher Education programmes where you can take pathways such as Nursing and Midwifery, Social Work, Social Science, Humanities and Teaching.

 

* Tuition - This figure is the fee to be paid if you are not entitled to any concessions.
*** Co-Tuition - This figure is the fee to be paid if you are entitled to any partial concessions.

This course is run at the Joseph Wright Centre

About Joseph Wright Centre »

Steven Rimmer

Steven Rimmer

Access course gives lecturer Steven more than a sporting chance

When access learner and sports fan Steven Rimmer joined Derby College’s access course in Ilkeston, he quickly knew he wanted to be a lecturer one day. Now three years on he’s not only lecturing but is also shortly to have his research work on boxers’ nutrition published in a leading sports science journal.A former footballer who almost turned professional, Steven is pleased that his love of sport has led to an academic career.

Derby College has shown me that I am academic and suited to a teaching career. I want to emulate those lecturers who taught me on my access course and help other people like me get the chance to go on to university.

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