Our Courses Find Courses Access to Higher Education Diploma Access to Higher Education Diploma (Social Science and Humanities) October 2021 Starting October 2021 Please note - you will be able to apply for this course using our online application form in April 2021, from this website page. We are a COVID-secure college and have implemented all necessary health and safety measures, to an enhanced standard, throughout our buildings so that we can welcome our students once again to the rich residential learning environment that we have always offered. Because we are a residential college, we accept applications for our Access to HE Diplomas from anywhere in England, not just the Midlands. Click here to take a look at our FAQ's page for recent updates about the college reopening. This level 3 course will prepare students for study at university and is especially appropriate for those who may have not had a good experience with education previously. We have a supportive learning environment and we fully recognise that our students will come from a variety of backgrounds when it comes to education along with their own life experiences. The Access to Higher Education Diploma (Social Science and Humanities) is widely recognised by universities in the UK and is awarded by the Open College Network (OCN) West Midlands. We are proud to say that we have an average 100% success rate. Subjects covered include the following: Psychology History Literature Sociology Course dates October 2021 - May 2022 (dates may be subject to change) Course times This course is full time Monday to Friday each week - residential (limited non-residential places available) - as a blended learning course incorporating a mixture of in-class and online learning Course level Level 3 Awarding Body Open College Network West Midlands Course length This course runs for 9 months Course area Access to Higher Education Course fees You may be able to receive funding for this course depending on your age and previous qualifications. Information about advanced learning loans is available Please contact the Admissions team by emailing [email protected] "Coming to Fircroft has 100% changed my life for the better. It has given me confidence in myself and in my abilities. Coming to the college has given me hope for the future and I am not stuck in the rut I was in" - Hannah - Access to Higher Education Diploma student 2019/2020 - now a university student Support offered Support and guidance is available to our students when needed to ensure they achieve the aims and objectives of their course as well as having an enjoyable learning experience Progression This Diploma is widely recognised by universities in the UK and former students have gone on to study degrees and professional qualifications in subjects such as history, social policy, politics, literature, journalism, creative writing, youth work, counselling and education. Entry requirements If you do not have a level 2 literacy and level 1 numeracy qualification from within the last 5 years we will ask you to take a Literacy and numeracy assessment. If you show that you are able to reach the skills level in these areas, you will then be invited to attend an interview. Students must be aged 19 or older at the start of the course. Fast-track short courses in maths, English and IT will be available to enrolled Access to Higher Education Diploma students ahead of the Diplomas starting. To find out more about our Pre Access to Higher Education course (Social Science and Humanities), and (Health) and our Access to Higher Education Diploma (Social Science and Humanities) - contact the Admissions team - email [email protected] If you are unsure about how to apply online, please take a look at this helpful guide Click here If you are still unsure please email [email protected] Take a look at how our Access to HE Diploma students continued their studies during lockdown Access Numeracy Assessment If you would like to speak to someone about the Access to Higher Education Diplomas please telephone 0121 472 0116 between 9.00 am and 5.00 pm Monday - Friday.