Pre Access Humanities and Social Science (Hillcroft Campus, Surbiton)

(Women Only - Residential option)

This course is essentially a foundation course for learners who are looking to progress to study an Access to Higher education Diploma . An Access Diploma, maths and English GCSE (or accepted equivalents) qualifications are standard entry requirements for many university degrees, Your Pre-Access course will help you develop the study skills you need to succeed on an Access Course,

Course Content

Mandatory units: Skills for Effective Learning and Referencing Skills a will help you learn how to research and present your work.
Subject Specific Units: These units will include an Introduction to History and Psychology.
Study skills: These units will help you to improve and develop further your study skills to support achievement on the pre-access course in addition to a full Access to HE programme.

Entry Requirements

To be eligible for this course you must be 19 or over on 31st August prior to the course start date.

At minimum you will need to demonstrate Level 1 Literacy & Numeracy skills. You will asked to undertake a screening test and attend an interview. You may already have GCSEs in English and Mathematics. If not, we will advise you as to how you can obtain these.

Attendance Requirements

Learners are expected to attend all sessions. If a learner is absent from more than 4 consecutive weeks they may be removed from the programme. After 5 weeks you will be given a formal tutorial at which your progress and attendance will be reviewed.

Assessment Methods

You will be continually assessed and the main assessment method is coursework, there will also be some assessment through reviewing case studies, preparing reports and essay writing.

The Pre-Access course is an intensive course and the demand on learners to meet assessment targets is high. You will be expected to attend regularly and to meet your submission deadlines

Further Study Options

Successful completion of the Pre-Access Certificate will help you to progress to an Access to HE course. Depending on their chosen pathway, our learners who have completed a full Access course have progressed to universities including King's College, UCL, SOAS, Kingston University, Roehampton and St. Mary's. They have been accepted onto a wide range of undergraduate courses including Literature, Psychology, Criminology, Midwifery, Nursing, Social Work, History, Political Studies, Law and Linguistics.