Access to Humanities is a full-time course that is taught over one academic year. It is designed for adults that may have some experience but want to get back into education and go on to study further.
The course covers a range of topics including History, English Literature, Politics, Study Skills and presentation skills.
During your time with us, we will assist you in completing a UCAS application and writing a personal statement to support the application. In doing this, you will evaluate your personal qualities, skills and experience and apply them to your chosen career.
We give you the opportunity to practise your interview skills and create your CV. You also complete a module on presentation skills, improving these in preparation for interviews, university, and developing your confidence.
Access to HE courses are open to anyone 19+.
Assessment is a combination of essays, presentations and seminars.
- English Language
- English Literature
- Study Skills
English Language and Literature:
English will cover topics to expand your knowledge and investigate the representations in different texts. You will also get to explore plays and poetry.
- Introduction to Literature
- The Short Story
- Fairy tales and folklore
- Writing poetry
History is an attempt to understand the forces and pressure which brought about change to people, states and regions in the world. As a reflection on the past, it has importance in the present and in our future.
“Those who don’t know history are doomed to repeat it.” (Edmund Burke, 1729 – 1797)
- Industrialisation and Society in Britain 1750 – 1850
- Black Civil Rights in the USA
- The Cold War (1945 – 1989
Since the result of the Brexit referendum, the UK political situation has been one of immense turbulence. This course examines the institutions, players and power in politics that have shaped the United Kingdom and seeks to explain, politically, our history, present and potential future, and its effect on our society and people.
- Decision Making in the UK
- Political Culture
- Political Participation
- The Policy Process
Access to HE courses are open to anyone aged 19+. You will need GCSEs in English and maths at grade C/4 or above to join the Access to Higher Education programme. No previous experience is required. If you don’t have qualifications in English and maths, we recommend that you apply to study the Level 2 Pre-Access course alongside studying English and maths with us.
You will be equipped to progress on to a Higher Level programme such as HNC, HND, Degree or Higher Apprenticeship. Students can go on to study English, history and politics degrees, teaching degrees, degrees related to civil and public service.
Mode of Study
You will be on a Full-Time study program that meets on Wednesday, Thursday and Fridays. You will have approx. 13 per week in a classroom setting and will have 16 hours of self-study per week.