Access to HE Online
* You should allow a total of around of around 15 study hours per week to complete the whole qualification, over 9 months. If you study more hours each week, you may finish the course more quickly.
Designed to offer a suitable alternative to traditional qualifications, the Access to HE Diploma is the perfect programme to prepare you for studying business at a higher level. With modules on business topics such as market structures, management, marketing, macro-economics and consumer legislation, the Access to HE Diploma (Business and Management) ensures you will be ready for any business degree. You will also complete units on research and study, which will refine your learning skills and equip you with the competencies you need for university-based study.
Learners must have a GCSE in maths and English (grade A* - C or Level 4 – 8’ or an equivalent) and aspire to study a business or management related degree at university.
Access to Higher Education Diplomas are widely accepted as an alternative to 'A Levels' for University admission. The programmes have a track record of success in helping students to gain admission to University.
Learners should, however, be aware that Universities each apply their own admissions criteria, and these vary broadly depending on the reputation and popularity of the university and of the degree programme that relates to your area of interest.
These ‘variable’ admission criteria may include but are not limited to:
Achievement of a certain amount of Access to HE Diploma units at Merit or above.
Successful completion of a face-to-face interview at the University
Successful completion of literacy and numeracy assessments by the University.
Completion of specific unpaid ‘work experience’ or a previous ‘job role’.
Prior attainment of GCSE English and/or Maths Science – or equivalents, such as Functional/Key Skills at Level 2, NVQ Certificate in a related subject at Level 2 etc.
It is vitally important that each student investigates the entry requirements of a range of universities that they could practically attend to determine if the diploma and unit choices within meet each set of entry requirements.
Students should complete this exercise as early as possible so that they can plan for which establishment they will be applying to, and start to work towards it.
Whilst we have the fullest confidence that the Access to Higher Education Diplomas are compliant and perfectly sufficient to form part of a University application, East Sussex College will not be able to accept any liability for the inability of any Access to Higher Education learner to secure an offer from a Higher Education establishment due to the ‘variables’ involved.
From the moment you enrol on this Access to HE Diploma (Business and Management), your study materials will be easy to access and complete thanks to our engaging online learning platform. With no set classes to attend and no deadlines, you are in complete control of your study schedule. You will develop organisational skills and initiative for working independently.
Tutors will be available every step of the way to guide you and provide essential feedback. Over the phone, via email or through the interactive online learning platform, guidance is at the tip of your fingers.
The Access to HE Diploma (Business and Management) can be accessed online at any time after you enrol. As it is an entirely online-based Access to HE Diploma (Business and Management), it allows you to fit your learning around your work and family commitments. You can finish your qualification in as little as 6 months, or you can take the time you need within the maximum time permitted of 2 years.
The Access to HE Diploma (Business and Management) is a nationally recognised QAA endorsed qualification. You will need to achieve a total of 60 credits to qualify and progress your studies. Of those 60, 45 of these credits will come from graded units on academic content, whilst the remaining 15 will be taken from ungraded units on study skills.
UNIT 1: PREPARING TO STUDY
UNIT 2: ACADEMIC WRITING SKILLS
UNIT 3: PREPARING A WRITTEN ASSIGNMENT
UNIT 4: BUSINESS ORGANISATIONS
UNIT 5: MANAGEMENT
UNIT 6: MARKET STRUCTURES
UNIT 7: MARKETING
UNIT 8: MACRO-ECONOMICS AND THE BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT
UNIT 9: CONSUMER LEGISLATION
UNIT 10: TEAM WORK AND MOTIVATION IN ORGANISATIONS
UNIT 11: RESEARCH TOPIC
UNIT 12: QUALITY MANAGEMENT
UNIT 13: BUSINESS & THE ENVIRONMENT
UNIT 14: BUSINESS AND EMPLOYMENT LAW
UNIT 15: RESOURCE ALLOCATION
UNIT 16: OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT
UNIT 17: BUSINESS PLANNING
Upon completion of your Access to HE Diploma (Business and Management), you will possess the knowledge to pursue a career in business if you wish to. Having this diploma under your belt will prove to any employer that you’re passionate about business and are committed to learning and self-development. You will also have acquired the necessary skills to attend university and take your learning further.
As the skills (communication, critical thinking, data analysis) you will learn through the Access to HE Diploma (Business and Management) are easily transferable, the professional paths that an Access to HE Diploma (Business and Management) can lead to are varied, but to name just a few:
Human Resource Management
If you are 23 or under and have no prior Level 3 qualification, then you may be entitled to a tuition fee waiver*
*subject to eligibility and availability check
If you are over 19 years-old and have a full Level 3 qualification you have two options: an Advanced Learner Loan or self-funding.
This Government loan will be paid directly to the college, and is linked to your attendance.
You will start to repay your loan when you start to earn over £27,295 per annum (correct at time of posting).
If you take out an Advanced Learner Loan to fund an Access to HE Diploma, then go on to complete a higher education course, you’ll be eligible to have the balance of your Advanced Learner Loan written off. However, if you don’t complete either course, you won’t be eligible to have the balance written off, and will need to repay your loan in full.
For more information about Advanced Learner Loans visit: www.gov.uk/advanced-learner-loan
Email: ELearning@escg.ac.uk Tel: 030 300 38368