Access Programme to Higher Education (APHE) - Combined Pathway
Ever thought about a career in teaching, midwifery, nursing, health studies, social science, science...? Always wanted to go to university - but never got the chance? The Access Programme is for people exactly like you. It is ideal for adults who are looking for a career or life change.
Before you start the course, you will need to consider what sort of job, career or degree you eventually wish to follow. This helps you to decide which subjects to study. Most students decide to study a 'pathway', which provides an entry qualification to University.
'Pathways' are combinations of subjects which are tailored to fit a university course or specific career. The Pathway on offer at South Tyneside College is a Combined Pathway.
Subjects include IT, Communications and Study Skills.
For every subject you successfully complete, you will earn 'credits'. To achieve the Access Programme qualification, you must complete 60 'credits' in total. In addition, students are encouraged to also do GCSEs in Maths and English in dedicated APHE classes if appropriate.
How long will this take?
The course can be completed in one year studying 15-16 hours per week.
All students study a prescribed range of modules within a nominated pathway.
- IT for Access (6 credits)
- Communications (9 credits)
- Biology (12 credits)
- Humans Against Disease (9 credits)
- Maths Workshop (6 credits)
- Access Project (9 credits)
- Psychology (9 credits)
For every subject you successfully complete, you will earn 'credits'. To achieve the Access Programme qualification, you must complete 60 'credits' in total. Further information about credits will be discussed at interview.
Assessment is continuous and includes portfolio building to provide evidence matched against specific learning outcomes.
The Access Programme has been designed for adults (aged 19+) who are returning to college after a break from study. You'll learn with like-minded people and the tutors are very helpful and supportive. Ideally, prospective students should have a full Level 2 qualification including Maths and English. Many Access Programme students don't have any previous qualifications, but all are motivated, committed and many have relevant experience. The course runs from September to June.
If you are interested in applying for this course scroll to the foot of the page and click 'Apply Online', complete and submit the form or download a copy of our application form and return to South Tyneside College, Westoe Campus, St. George's Avenue, South Shields, Tyne & Wear. NE34 6ET. Alternatively please contact us for more information.