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Qualification name Access to HE Diploma (Business)
Qualification level 3
Awarding organisation Cambridge Access Validating Agency (The)
Course type Classroom based
Course hours Full-time
Course start date 6th September 2021
Cost description Fee: POA Concession: £.00
Attendance pattern Daytime

Discover the learning experience and opportunities you can expect from this course.

The Access to HE Diploma (Business) prepares adults (aged 19+ if non international) without traditional qualifications such as A Levels for those wanting to gain entry onto degree and other higher education programmes. The qualification is widely recognised by UK universities. It is made up of 60 credits, all studied at level 3, 45 graded and 15 ungraded, some for mandatory and some for optional units. All units need to be completed successfully to obtain the full diploma. In addition, Study Skills and workshops are part of the course. The diploma will introduce students to different aspects of business studies allowing them to acquire basic understanding of key business concepts. In this pathway you will study Accounting, Economics, Human Resources, Marketing, Mathematics and Business Environment units, as well as Study Skills and ITC Word Processing. A strongly supportive tutorial and study skills system encourages the development of an autonomous and self-disciplined approach to learning as required by universities. This includes regular group and one-to-one tutorials to set and review targets and ensure sufficient progress is made. Career advice provided by personal tutors and the College Careers officers focus predominantly on university application, registration with UCAS and completion of the application form, as well as assistance with personal statement writing and advice on a range of higher education courses. Further information about Access to HE diplomas is available on the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) website: It is advisable to apply for this course between November 2020 and June 2021, as this is a popular course. Further information on all Access courses, researching your choices for University and help in preparing for interview can be found here $bFinancial Assistance$b If you are aged between 19-23 and do not h

Find out what qualifications and skills you will need for this course.

You can enrol on this course if you are aged 19 or over (non international) or 18+ if classed as an international student. You should have a full level 2 or 4 x C grade or better at GCSE including A*- C/4-9 in English or maths or above. In addition, IELTS 5.5, ESOL skills for life level 1 or FCE would be accepted instead of GCSE in English as well as evidence of completion of compulsory secondary education from country of origin. A satisfactory reference is also required. Classes are mixed in

Find out more about exams, assignments and assessments.

You will have a range of assessments - at least one per each unit, following the assignment due deadlines published at the beginning of the course. The assessments include closed and open book exams, academic essays, reports, presentations and discussions. Your teachers and College specialist staff provide both learning and personal support. Your teachers schedule regular individual meetings with you (tutorials) to check that you are making at least the expected progress while specialist staff

We have an excellent track record of student progression into universities. However, you will need to research courses carefully as some programmes have very specific entry requirements. Learners on this programme have progressed to a range of undergraduate courses such as Accounting & Finance, Business Management, Economics, International Business, Marketing, Tourism Management and many others, at a range of UK universities as well as higher education providers in the USA, Australia, Switzerla

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Name Cambridge Regional College
Address Science Park Campus, King Hedges Road
King Hedges Road
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Phone 01223 418200

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