ACCESS to Higher Education – Business

This course is for students over 19 years of age only. If you are interested in a career in business or accounting or you want to go to university or study a higher apprenticeship in business or finance then this course is perfect for you if you do not have the grades.
  • Overview

    This course is designed to support your development in academic writing, research etc. as well as industry standard skills within Business.

    The course will enable you to progress to university to study either a Foundation degree or Honours degree in Business.

    Funding for Access HE courses is available via student loans. For those of you who progress to university and pass your degree, the loan cost of the Access HE Diploma will be written off. Further information on this can be provided at interview.

  • Entry Requirements

    Students wishing to enrol on the Access course must be 19 by September 1st in the year the course starts.

    Students must hold a level 2 pass in English and maths before enrolling onto an Access to HE course. This would be an A-C (9-4) in GCSE’s or Level 2 functional skills.

  • Assessment Types

    Different forms of questioning is carried out on an on-going part of the assessment process and you will be required to produce reports as part of your studies. In addition to face to face teaching, you will be expected to commit time to online learning and assessment via coursework.
  • Units/Modules

    Some of the units you will study:

    • Academic writing
    • Research skills
    • Databases
    • Spreadsheets
    • Communication skills
    • Computing in IT organisations
    • Website development
    • Systems analysis
    • Principles of management
    • Finance
    • Human resources
  • Careers/Progression

    Many students on Access courses go on to study at university, with a large number finding fulfilling new careers and experiencing life-changing opportunities.
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