Access to HE in Business Studies

Course code: BFAT100P

Subject area: Access to Higher Education

Study level: Undergraduate

Course level: 3

Course details

9:30am - 4:30pm

Wednesday & Thursday

6th Sep 2021 - 1st Jul 2022

Abingdon Campus

Contact details

enquiries@abingdon-witney.ac.uk

01235 555585

This is a one year full time course delivered at our Abingdon campus and is designed to prepare people without traditional entry qualifications for degree level study at university. It may also be used by people wishing to make a career change or who have been out of formal education for a significant time in order to gain the skills and
confidence required for direct progression to employment or further study. The Access to HE Diploma is regulated by QAA and widely recognised as a progression route by universities across the UK. The Access Diploma therefore provides a second chance for individuals who, for whatever reason, were not able to take full advantage of their formal secondary education.

The course will be delivered over one and a half days but will require additional outside study time of at least 10 hours/week.

Academic Study Skills
Critical Thinking
Study Skills – Writing or Research
Business Communication
Marketing Principles and Implications
Managing HR for Business
The Nature and Context of Business
Business Recruitment and Retention
Business Financial Accounting
Employment Law
Independent Academic Study

You will also acquire the necessary academic and IT skills needed for effective study through workshops. You will be given tutorial guidance to support your university application.
Access to HE Diploma Business Studies is a course specifically designed to enable students with few qualifications to reach the necessary entry requirements for a degree or diploma in Higher Education.
You must be 19 or over have few formal qualifications but want to go on to study in Higher Education.
You will need to have a GCSE grade C/4 (or equivalent) in English and Maths.
Students aged 19-23 who do not already hold a Level 3 qualification may be entitled to remission of fees. Students aged 24+ and those who already hold a Level 3 qualification will need to pay fees or apply for an advanced learner loan. At present this loan does not need to be repaid if you progress onto a degree programme within one year of completing your Access to HE course but please contact our admissions team for further details.

Due to COVID-19 we are not currently planning any trips as part of your course. If we are able to organise trips during your course, the cost of these will be communicated to you at the time. Trips are optional, and you will not be penalised if you choose not to participate. Bursaries may also available to cover the cost of some trips.

There are bursaries available to help you with other course cost call 01235 216 298 for more information.

The rules on fee reduction are complicated and we would encourage you to talk to our Admissions staff on 01235 555 585 to discuss your options. You can find more information on our Fees and Bursaries page - search "Fees and Bursaries" at the top of the page.

16 - 18 Fee

Tuition Fee: £0.00
Exam Fee: £0.00

Total Cost: £0.00


19+ Fee

Tuition Fee: £3,022.00
Exam Fee: £0.00

Total Cost: £3,022.00


19+ Reduced Fee

Tuition Fee: £0.00
Exam Fee: £0.00

Total Cost: £0.00

QAA recognised Access to Higher Education Diploma in Business Studies.
The course is continuously assessed by written assignments and presentations.
Our Access to HE students acquire the necessary skills to become independent learners in a highly supportive environment so that they are able to maximise their HE teaching from day 1. They acquire research and writing skills together using appropriate Harvard referencing. The students also acquire confidence and team-working skills as well as their academic independence. The course requires excellent time management and organisation of one’s personal life which is excellent preparedness for studying at a higher level combined with personal responsibilities.