|Course Title||Access to Further Education (Level 2)|
If you have an aspiration to go to university but do not possess GCSEs in English and maths, this course offers a fantastic progression opportunity. In addition to gaining these vital qualifications you will also develop crucial study skills and ICT skills that can help progress to Level 3 then onto higher education. You will be fully supported by a group tutor and specialist GCSE tutors.
In the UK there continues to be a great demand for staff in the health care, social care, and education sectors. To progress into these sectors, the initial requirements are GCSE maths and English, good study skills and ICT skills. We have therefore designed our Access to Further Education with this in mind. Study skill topics are varied in order to maintain a general development in many areas which are in demand by employers. The Level 2 can also give you the qualification and skills needed to seek further career progression in existing employment or to enter the field of apprenticeships.
You will be invited to attend a recruitment evening which includes a presentation, assessment in maths and English and an interview. A good standard of writing English is required.
The course typically runs for a full academic year, starting in September. 2 days a week for 34 weeks.
A range of assessments are used depending on the nature of the subject, these include exams, coursework and oral presentations. Please note, GCSE’s are assessed through external examinations in the summer.
Through the robust academic training on the course, you will perfect and develop your verbal and written communication skills. You will engage in a wide range of reading and research, through which your critical thinking and analysis skills will develop. Maths skills will be developed throughout the year.
Work experience is not compulsory on this programme.
Guest speakers might be included in the delivery, information on University open days is given and visits encouraged.
There will be a fee for the course depending on your individual circumstances of £225.
A former Bury College Access student enjoyed a visit to Buckingham Palace to celebrate Prince Charles’ 70th Birthday following his volunteering work at the Samaritans.