Access to higher education

Access To Higher Education Diploma — Online Course
Humanities & Social Science (evening programme)

Key Information

  • Level 3 course
  • Validated by OCN London
  • Advanced Learner Loan available
  • One-year intensive evening programme
  • Gain the qualifications necessary to get into university
  • We offer UCAS application support
  • Free (the loan is written off) if you go on to complete a university degree
  • Equivalent of 3 A-Levels in Literature, History and Sociology
  • Rare evening and distance learning Access To Higher Education online courses
  • Applications for the September 2024 start are now open!

About the course

This is a Level 3 course designed for those who would like to study for a degree and left school without the usual qualifications.

Intensive 1 Year Course

This is a one-year, intensive Access to Higher Education Diploma online course. Upon completing the course, you will gain the equivalent of 3 A-Levels in Literature, History and Sociology.

Apply to University

Our students typically apply for degrees in the core subjects or related disciplines such as Anthropology, Education, Philosophy, Politics and sometimes Languages at some of the top universities in the UK.

Online Evening Classes

This is one of the only evening and distance learning Access To Higher Education courses in the UK. Teaching takes place online every Tuesday and Thursday evening from 6 — 9.15pm from September to June.

Free Places Available

This course is free for learners aged 19-23, who meet the residency criteria and who have not previously achieved a full level 3 qualification.

Find out more about our Humanities and Social Science access course.

Course details

Fee: £3,022.00
Start Date: 17 September 2024 (Tuesday)
Learning Days: Tuesdays & Thursdays
Class Times: 18:00 — 21:15
Location: Online (Distance Learning)
Pace: Intensive
Duration: 1 Year
Awarding Body: Open College Network OCN (London)
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To join the Access to HE Diplima in Humanities and Sciences at City Lit, you must:

  1. Gain a English or Maths GCSE (or Level 2 equivalents)* Please note that most universities require these qualifications to process your university application.
  2. Complete and pass our online application form, including the submission of extended written answers.
  3. Pass an interview to make sure you are suitable to study in this program. It is likely that this interview will be done online.
  4. Pass a written assessment aimed at assessing your ability to write in an unprepared environment.
  5. Attend the course induction which usually takes place during the evening 1 week before the course begins.
  6. Demostrate a very clear understanding of why you are studying this course and what you want to achieve at the end of it. We prioritise applications from those who demonstrate an in-depth understanding of how this course will not only impact your academic skills, but your wider priorities.

Mandatory attendance requirement

When you become a student on this course, you must achieve 100% attendance over the first five weeks of the course and maintaine attendance above 90% throughout the year. You may be removed from the course if you do not adhere to this requirement.

 

*We accept applications from those who are able to demonstrate this at assessment, but do not hold formal qualifications.

The course costs £3,022.

How to pay using the Advanced Learner Loan

We require an up-front, non-refundable payment of £199 upon enrolment, with your balance eligible to be paid off by the Advanced Learner Loan.

The Advanced Learner Loan is written off if you go on to successfully complete your degree course and you will not be required to pay anything back.

For more information and to check your eligibility, please contact City Lit student services before you apply.

Learn for free

This course is free for learners aged 19-23, who meet the residency criteria and who have not previously achieved a full level 3 qualification.

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You can also call us for advice or to join the Access to HE course at City Lit

Get advice over the phone or come and see us before you enrol on the course.

Phone: 020 8078 0486

Email: accesstohe@citylit.ac.uk

Access to higher education

Want to study in higher education, but left school or college without A-levels? Gain the qualifications necessary to get into university. Our evening Access to Higher Education Diploma course offers you study in the heart of central London. On our Humanities and Social Science access course you will study literature, history, sociology and study skills.

Our Access courses start in September.

Find out more about our Humanities and Social Science access course.

Many of our courses are delivered online. For more information about our live online courses, please see our guide to online learning.

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  1. Access to HE diploma: humanities and social science (evenings)
    Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 17 Sep 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Applications for the September 2024 start are now open.







    This course has 4 free spaces for learners aged 19-23, who meet the residency criteria and who have not previously achieved a full level 3 qualification. These places are offered on a first-come, first-serve basis to applicants who fully meet the course entry requirements.







    If you are not eligible for a free place you can apply for an Advanced Learner Loan from Student Finance England (SFE).







    Please click Start Assessment on the course page.







    The Access to Higher Education Diploma (Humanities and Social Science) is a qualification designed for anyone who has left school without the usual qualifications (GCSEs or A-levels) and wishes to study at university.







    It is a highly intensive, fast-track route to higher education, where you will complete the equivalent of 3 A-Levels in one year, and requires attendance ONLINE via ZOOM two nights per week (on Tuesdays and Thursdays) from 6-9.15pm, as well as online tutorials every two to three weeks (from 5pm) and substantial private study. These dates and times are non-negotiable and you are required to attend every session. There may also be optional study sessions at our Central London Campus on one Saturday each term.







    Due to the course's intensity, priority will be given to applications from those who are serious and sure about progressing to degree level study and are ready to take on the intense challenge that the year will bring.



    This course is free for learners aged 19-23 who have not previously achieved a full level 3 qualification. For more information Click here



    The course fee is £3022 payable at the time of your enrolment. If you are unable to pay the course fees, you can choose to apply for an Advanced Learner Loan from Student Finance England (SFE) to help cover the course fee. The Advanced Learning Loan is written off on completion of a Higher Education degree course. You can find more information about the Advanced Learner Loan www.citylit.ac.uk/advanced-learner-loans



    For more information, please call Access to HE Diploma (Humanities) on (telephone temporarily unavailable).



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £3,022.00 Senior fee £3,022.00 Concession £3,022.00
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