Access to Higher Education


Access to Higher Education Diploma
Leaflet Code: L6988


Are you thinking of applying for a degree in humanities or social science but don’t have the right qualifications you need for university? Don’t worry – this Level 3 Access to Higher Education Diploma in Humanities is the ideal way to develop the foundational skills and relevant grades you’ll need.

You’ll cover a range of topics and units on this year-long course, focusing on two core subject areas: English and History. You could be looking at Renaissance History one day and then be learning how to appreciate a novel the next. You will also be studying the Atlantic Slave Trade and The Ancient Near East: Third Millennium. You’ll also get the chance to focus on both poetry and plays, and how to write creative fiction.

As you balance a number of simultaneous assignments and deadlines, you’ll be developing the important skills and abilities that are valued by university admissions tutors and potential employers. This includes being able to write academic essays, complete reliable research, and analyse documents, all of which you’ll learn on this Access Diploma as you prepare for university.

  • St John's Centre
  • Full Time
  • 1 year
  • September 2022

GCSEs at grade C/4 or above / Functional skills at Level 2 or above in both Maths and English. You can study a GCSE alongside this diploma, if you do not have these grades in one subject or the other.

You’ll be assessed continuously throughout this Access to Humanities Diploma. This will include academic essays, projects, presentations, seminars and exams.

Depending on your circumstances, you may need to pay tuition fees for this Access to Higher Education Diploma.

There are a number of different funding and finance options to help you afford your tuition at The Manchester College, with dedicated support from the government, bursaries and grants, and special loans to cover any tuition fees.

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