Foundation Year Access to Higher Education (Full-Time)

Course Overview

The Foundation Year Access to Higher Education aims to provide the skills and confidence for learners to progress onto an Access to Higher Education course and then onto a degree or an equivalent higher education course.

  • Entry Requirements

    No formal qualifications are required to join the course.

  • Career Prospects

    Successful completion of the course will enable learners to be recommended for the Access to Higher Education L3 Course of their choice.

  • Course Modules

    Learners will undertake an Agored Cymru Level 2 Progression Diploma - the main focus of the course is to develop students’ proficiency in a range of different skills which could include for example:

    · Writing (grammar, punctuation, paragraphing, essay and report writing)
    · Research (reading, note-taking, summarising, referencing)
    · Numeracy (decimals, fractions, percentages, measurements, algebra)
    · ICT (spreadsheets, WP, PowerPoint, Databases, Desktop publishing etc)
    · giving formal presentations and participating in discussions
    · Sociology / Psychology
    · Healthcare Issues
    · Diet and digestion
    · Welsh culture
    · Sustainable development, Environment & Global Citizenship

    The Foundation Access Course normally runs for 35 week.

  • Assessment

    In order to achieve the Diploma students have to successfully complete 60 credit units.

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Newtown College

Afan College

Neath College

Course Length

1 year