Access to Humanities (Arts, Social Science & Education)
This programme is intended for adults over 21 years. Those who successfully complete this one-year programme will be guaranteed a place in Higher Education. Some students on the programme will be guaranteed a place on a teacher-training course at Strathclyde University (Jordanhill Campus) or Glasgow University (St. Andrews Campus), pending successful completion of the programme and an interview with the appropriate institution. The Access programme also articulates with the Stirling University combined BA Degree, which qualifies students to teach at Secondary level.
There are no formal entry requirements, although applicants should normally be over 21 and preferably over 25. No prior knowledge of any of the subjects is required. Applicants will be invited to an informal interview at the College. For adults who may be apprehensive about returning to College, continuing support services are provided such as guidance, study skills, etc.
The programme includes the following subjects - Maths, English & Communication, Computing, Psychology, Geography,History, French These subjects will generally be studied at Intermediate 2 Level. Some SQA Higher Units may also be included on the course.
Assessments are undertaken on a continuous basis. This will consist of assignments, worksheets, case studies and project work. There is no final exam. Study for successful completion of the modules is by means of lectures, handouts, suggested reading, videos, group discussions and individual tutorials.
This is a full-time programme lasting 36 weeks, from August to June. Students attend the College for 9 half days per week.
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