Access to Higher Education

With SkillMe we can provide you with the opportunity to gain the qualifications needed to go onto study a university degree at a higher national diploma (HND) or higher national certificate (HNC) level. These diplomas can be the bridge you need in order to get back into education whether you have missed parts of your early school education, experienced a disruption in your education or you may have settled in the UK without the recognized qualifications you need.

This course is provided by West London College and the qualifications are accepted by all the UK universities. With a success rate of 90% this may be an opportunity to grow and or start your career. In the case your basic skills are not enough for access to the higher education diplomas, a pre-access to higher education diploma can be pursued prior. Below are the qualifications that provide different career roots you may be interested in. 

Qualifications:

ACCESS TO HIGHER EDUCATION DIPLOMA (NURSING)ACCESS TO HUMANITIES & SOCIAL SCIENCESACCESS TO HIGHER EDUCATION DIPLOMA (Biomedical Sciences)ACCESS TO HIGHER EDUCATION DIPLOMA (Computing)

Qualification Course Information:

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Start date 15/09/20
End date 19/06/21
Duration >29 weeks
Location Hammersmith
Qualification level Level 3
Fees (16-18) N/A
Fees (19+) £ 3380.00
Requirements: Minimum 2 GCSEs grade A-C in Maths and English or an equivalent Functional Skills level 2 equivalent. If you do not have the entry requirement the following route in order to progress to the Access to HE programmes:

Complete a two year programme:
Year 1: Studying GCSE English and Maths
Year 2: Access to HE Diploma

If English is not your first language, you should have a minimum of 6.00 in IELTS alongside a UK or equivalent international qualification (a NARIC check will be required).

Assessment Method: Each module is assessed uniquely via a combination of formal reports, presentations, written assessments, in-class assessments, exams, case studies and reflective statements. You will be assessed on your ability to demonstrate the following improvements:
– Creativity
– Critical thinking
– Evaluation
– Decision making
– Personal reflection
– Reading and research
– Time management
– Communication skills

Units:

  • Nursing Studies
  • Health Sciences
  • Psychology/ Sociology
  • Examination Skills — Preparing & Technique
  • Note-Taking & Note-Making
  • Writing & Delivering Seminar Papers

Study Skills in:

  • Examination Skills- Preparation & Technique
  • Note-taking & note-making
  • Writing & Delivering seminar papers

Progression Opportunities:

  • Degree courses in adult, children’s, mental health or learning disability nursing or midwifery.
  • BSc Nursing or other health related degrees
  • Edexcel Level 5 HND Diploma in Health and Social Care (Management)
  • Specialist career paths including but not limited to:
    – Health Visitor
    – Oncology Nurse
    – Substance Abuse Nurse
    – Community Psychiatric Nurse
    – Ward Manager
    – Lecturer in Nursing
    – Nurse Consultant
    – Director of Nursing
  • Research or teaching roles linked to healthcare
  • Occupational Health Advisors

SkillMe will support you on your entry and transition into university. We will provide you with with advise and full guidance in your application and we will help get you on a course and university you wish to study at.

Qualification Course Information:

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Start date 15/09/20
End date 18/06/21
Duration >29 weeks
Location Hammersmith
Qualification level Level 3
Fees (16-18) N/A
Fees (19+) £ 3020.00
Requirements: Must have literacy, communication skills and numeracy at Level 2 or above.
Must have GCSE at grade 9-4(A*-C) including English and Maths or equivalent.
Assessment Method: Each module is assessed uniquely via a combination of formal reports, presentations, written assessments, in-class assessments, exams, case studies, oral presentations, coursework submission.

Units:

  • Speaking and Listening Skills
  • Writing and Delivering Seminar papers
  • Central Features of the English legal system
  • Introduction to the law
  • Political parties and pressure groups
  • Political ideologies
  • Cognitive psychology
  • Mental health and illness
  • Social influence, conformity and obedience to authority
  • Crime & Deviance
  • Health Inequalities

Progression Opportunities:

Degree level study in:

  • Criminology
  • Psychology
  • Law
  • Sociology
  • Social Policy
  • Human geography
  • History
  • Politics
  • Economics
  • Philosophy
  • Anthropology and development studies

Following the degree study level, you may be interested in pursuing careers in:

  • Solicitor
  • Market Researcher
  • Market Communications Professional
  • Public Relations Executive
  • Advertising Sales Agent
  • Journalist
  • Social Worker
  • HR Manager
  • Therapist
  • Teacher

Qualification Course Information:

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Start date 07/09/20
End date 02/07/21
Duration >29 weeks
Location Hammersmith
Qualification level Level 3
Fees (16-18) N/A
Fees (19+) £ 3380.00
Requirements: Minimum 2 GCSEs grade A-C in Maths and English or an equivalent Functional Skills level 2 equivalent. If you do not have the entry requirement the following route in order to progress to the Access to HE programmes:

Complete a two year programme:
Year 1: Studying GCSE English and Maths
Year 2: Access to HE Diploma

If English is not your first language, you should have a minimum of 6.00 in IELTS alongside a UK or equivalent international qualification (a NARIC check will be required).

Assessment Method: Each module is assessed uniquely via a combination of formal reports, presentations, written assessments, in-class assessments, exams, case studies and reflective statements. You will be assessed on your ability to demonstrate the following improvements:
– Creativity
– Critical thinking
– Evaluation
– Decision making
– Personal reflection
– Reading and research
– Time management
– Communication skills

Units:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics

Study Skills in:

  • English language
  • Academic Skills

Progression Opportunities:

Degree level study in:

  • Biomedical Sciences
  • Human Sciences
  • Pharmaceutical Science
  • Nutrition and Health
  • Neuroscience
  • Nursing Studies

    SkillMe will support you on your entry and transition into university. We will provide you with with advise and full guidance in your application and we will help get you on a course and university you wish to study at. Such universities SkillMe is in partnership with and therefore can help get you into include:

    • King’s College London
    • Royal Holloway
    • Roehampton University
    • University of Sussex 
    • Queen Mary’s University of London

    Qualification Course Information:

    [WRITE ABOUT Qualification briefly here – 2 small paras]
    Start date 15/09/20
    End date 18/06/21
    Duration >29 weeks
    Location Hammersmith
    Qualification level Level 3
    Fees (16-18) N/A
    Fees (19+) £ 3925.00
    Requirements: Minimum 2 GCSEs grade A-C in Maths and English or an equivalent Functional Skills level 2 equivalent. If you do not have the entry requirement the following route in order to progress to the Access to HE programmes:

    Complete a two year programme:
    Year 1: Studying GCSE English and Maths
    Year 2: Access to HE Diploma

    If English is not your first language, you should have a minimum of 6.00 in IELTS alongside a UK or equivalent international qualification (a NARIC check will be required).

    Assessment Method: Each module is assessed uniquely via a combination of formal reports, presentations, written assessments, in-class assessments, exams, case studies and reflective statements. You will be assessed on your ability to demonstrate the following improvements:
    – Creativity
    – Critical thinking
    – Evaluation
    – Decision making
    – Personal reflection
    – Reading and research
    – Time management
    – Communication skills

    Units:

    • Computing modules covering Hardware and Software;
    • Database
    • Programming and Network Fundamentals;
    • Web Design
    • Imaging

    Study Skills in:

    • English language
    • Academic Skills
    • Extended Project

    Progression Opportunities:

    • Database management
    • Programmers
    • Web-designers
    • IT sales
    • Level 5 Higher National Diploma in Computing and Systems Development

    SkillMe will support you on your entry and transition into university. We will provide you with with advise and full guidance in your application and we will help get you on a course and university you wish to study at. Such universities SkillMe is in partnership with and therefore can help get you into include:

    • King’s College London
    • Royal Holloway
    • Roehampton University
    • University of Sussex 
    • Queen Mary’s University of London
    • London Metropolitan University

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