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Combined Studies (Level 3 Access Diploma)

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Adult Learning (Access to Higher Education)

Course Overview

Designed for adults, the course will provide the opportunity to achieve an equivalence of 3 ‘A’ levels so that you can progress to higher level courses in further education or to university. You will have to commit to a high degree of independent study and reading, studying up to seven subjects, three are compulsory (if you don’t hold a GCSE Grade C in Mathematics) and four are chosen by you from a range of available options. Students should preferably have a GCSE English Grade C or equivalent, and will also be asked to demonstrate a level of literacy and numeracy. Students without GCSE English or equivalent may be expected to undertake an Essential Skills Level 2 Literacy qualification in conjunction with their Access course.
  • Start Date
    1 Sep 2023
  • Study Mode
    Full-Time
  • Duration
    1 Year
  • Campus
    Strand Road

Available Sessions

  • Course
    Campus
    Type
    Start Date
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  • Course: Ulster University Level 3 Access Diploma Combined Studies
    Campus: Strand Road
    Type: Full Time
    Start Date: 01/09/2023
    Fees:
    -

Course Offering

  • Site location Strand Road
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Awarding Body
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Course Modules

  • Study & Digital Skills
  • Communications
  • Mathematics
  • Business Accounts
  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Introduction to Sociology
  • Introduction to Law
  • Introduction to Biology
  • Introduction to English Literature
  • Introduction to Modern Languages
  • Web Development for e-business
  • Programming Fundamentals
  • Relational Database Systems
  • Statistical Research & ICT
  • Researching Society
  • Business & Entrepreneurship
  • The Development of Modern Ireland
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Entry Requirements

UK Requirements

Students will be required to provide evidence of a basic competence in English and Mathematics and be over 19 years of age on 1 July in year of entry and have been away from full-time education for two years. Information meeting required.For the purpose of admission to HE study, as part of the full award of Access Diploma, a 20 credit L2 Mathematics module, which is passed at 40%, will be recognised by both Ulster University and Queen’s University Belfast as fulfilling requirements for passing GCSE Mathematics at grade C/4.Both the above Universities in Northern Ireland also accept the full Access award as providing evidence of competence in English Language, meeting the general entrance requirement for GCSE English

ROI Requirements

Students will be required to provide evidence of a basic competence in English and Mathematics and be over 19 years of age on 1 July in year of entry and have been away from full-time education for two years. Information meeting required.For the purpose of admission to HE study, as part of the full award of Access Diploma, a 20 credit L2 Mathematics module, which is passed at 40%, will be recognised by both Ulster University and Queen’s University Belfast as fulfilling requirements for passing GCSE Mathematics at grade C/4.Both the above Universities in Northern Ireland also accept the full Access award as providing evidence of competence in English Language, meeting the general entrance requirement for GCSE English

Work Placement

N/A

Fee Information

  • Additional Fees
  • Books - Recommended reading suggested for each unit if students wish to individually purchase.
  • Other - Awarding body registration fee payable at start of each academic year (this could be included in course fee advertised – please check with reception at time of enrolment).

What's Next?

Further Study

Completing this course will enable you to apply for higher education courses with us at NWRC or at University, in a range of subject areas. These include: social work, law, teaching, nursing, computing, business, youth work, psychology, occupational therapy, accountancy and Tourism & Hospitality Management. This qualification also provides opportunities for progression to a Higher Level Apprenticeship – a number of which are available for application through NWRC. This qualification can also be helpful when seeking employment.

Career Prospects

Past graduates from this programme have progressed into a range of career pathways following further study, such as Nursing, Social Work, Teaching, Law, Business and Accountancy, Hospitality and Tourism Management, IT, Counselling and Journalism.

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