Access to Higher Education (HE) prepares adults (aged 19+) without traditional qualifications such as A Levels for study at university. The Access diploma is widely recognised by UK universities and Colleges. You will be given the opportunity to develop not only academic knowledge in your chosen subjects but also broader study skills to help you succeed at university.
In this pathway you will study three main topic areas (NB * in these subjects you will join students following Humanities or Social Work pathways):
Aspects of criminology:
o Theories of crime*
o Treating Crime*
o Offender profiling*
o Psychology in the Courtroom
Practical Aspects of Policing:
o Criminal Justice System
o Traffic Offences
o Crime Scene Management / Weapons Offences
o The Powers of the Police / Public Order Offences
o Introduction to Sociology*
o Human Rights
o Offences against a person
o Crime & Deviance*
You will also take a compulsory Study Skills course. In addition to the compulsory Access subjects you will attend tutorial and have the opportunity to meet with your personal tutor regularly on a one-to-one basis.
You are advised to apply for this course between November 2020 and June 2021. Interviews start in February.
Further information on all the courses and help in preparing for interview can be found here https://www.camrevle.com/course/view.php?id=932
If you are aged between 19-23 and do not have a Level 3 qualification already, there will be no tuition costs. If you are aged 19-23 with a full Level 3 qualification or aged 24+, you may qualify for an Advanced Learner Loan to help pay your Access course tuition fees (see http://www.camre.ac.uk/adult-learners/24plus-loans/). This loan may be written off, if you then go on to complete a Higher Education qualification. Please contact our Learner Futures Centre on 01223 226315 or email email@example.com. You may also be eligible for financial support towards such costs as travel, equipment, books and childcare.
If you are applying as an International Student, please contact our International Centre via email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 00 44 (0)1223 226317.
Many Access students feel they have not yet fully developed their potential and the programme offers them the chance to get to grips with the skills, knowledge and understanding needed to succeed in Higher Education. For example, CRC offers HNC / HND in Policing on a full time basis after the Access course. In addition, study these subjects and progress to study a variety of Humanities, Arts, Political and Social Science subjects at degree level. Specific examples of degrees include Public Services, Policing, Criminology.
You will need Level 2 Maths and English, e.g. GCSE Maths and English grade 9 - 4 (A* - C) as a minimum before applying for this course. This is because most degree courses now require at least Level 2 Maths and English in addition to the Access diploma. Occasionally, exceptions are made for this pathway. This can be discussed at the Welcome Event. The Access programme is designed for students who wish to return to study with a view to going on to Higher Education so we need to make sure you are well prepared for this starting point.
If you need to resit GCSE Maths or English, alongside the Access programme, you will be required initially to complete a diagnostic test in English/Maths prior to the start of the course, to judge suitability.
Please research HE requirements very carefully. A STRONG COMMITMENT IS NEEDED AS THE COURSE IS VERY INTENSIVE.
Acceptance onto the Access programme is conditional on you:
• providing a satisfactory reference
• attending taster days: Tuesday 29th June – Thurs 2nd July
• completing a research task over the summer plus a draft of your personal statement
We want you to achieve to the very best of your ability at CRC. To make this happen we offer both learning and personal support by specialist staff tailored to meet your specific needs. Assessment is by coursework. There will be at least one assignment for each of the subjects listed above. These assignments may be written such as essays / research projects; oral e.g. presentations and there may also be examinations at the end of some units.
This programme take one year, starting at the beginning of September and finishing in late June the following year. In addition to timetabled classes, it is expected that students will complete at least 15 hours of further independent study per week.