Access to University

Access Diploma in Social Sciences (validated by Ulster University) (Year 1 of 1)

Start Date: 4th September 2017
Course Code: C01665 CRF1A
QCF/NDAQ: P10012

  • Further Education
  • Full-time
  • Coleraine

Essentials

Duration: 1 Year Full-time
Start date: 4th September 2017
End date: 8th June 2017
Information Event: Y

Fee for 2017/2018 Academic Year:

£25 Student Amenities Fee paid at Registration Day  


Course Content

The aim of the course is to enable Mature students to study for a University Access Diploma in Social Science. This will give students the opportunity to progress to higher education, or alternatively, to enhance their academic qualifications and consequently improve their career prospects. It is a modularised course and is set at A level standard. The modularised structure offers greater flexibility and is particularly important for mature students who have to fit their study around their commitments.

All applicants are asked to complete an application form and questionnaire. They then meet with the Course Director to assess their suitability for the course. This allows for self-selection by the candidates.
 


Assessment Methods

Assessment focuses on written coursework assignments, oral presentations, writtem examination and class tests,  in-class testing of laboratory skills, practical demonstrations, and project as appropriate to the modules.


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  • Applicants must normally be 19 years or over at the date of entry to the programme.
  • Applicants must provide evidence of a basic competence in written and oral communication. Students are asked to undertake a short, written assessment regarding this. (APL for this process applies for those with a “C” or above in English language or a Level 2 Essential Skills Communications or equivalent.  Exemptions must be agreed by the college and the University.)
  • Applicants must provide evidence of a basic competence in numeracy skills. Students are asked to undertake a short, numerical written assessment regarding this. (APL for this process applies for those with a “C” or above in Maths GCSE or a Level 2 Essential Skills in Maths or equivalent.  Exemptions must be agreed by the college and the University.)

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Essential Skills

All full-time students at the Northern Regional College have the opportunity to improve their English, Maths and IT skills and gain qualifications. The qualification you take will depend on the qualification you already have. If you do not have a grade C or above in GCSE English, Maths or ICT, you MUST do Essential Skills. This will form a compulsory part of your timetable.

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