This programme prepares you for progression to Higher Education. Different pathways are available.
This course may be used as an academic qualification and is an excellent preparation for a number of Level 3 Access to Higher Education courses.
What Will I Learn?
All subjects are divided up into chunks of learning called units, which may be at Level 2 (GCSE standard) or Level 1 (Preparation level). Sufficient units must be achieved to gain the Level 2 Diploma.
Great emphasis is placed on Study Skills and units to develop this will be the major part of the course. In addition, you will learn how to write for different situations, research and reference your essays, as well as gain IT and Numeracy skills to enable you to produce suitable assignments and presentations.
There will also be a range of science units (depending on the Pathway you choose) that focus on underpinning knowledge for many of the Level 3 courses that you may wish to progress to.
Applicants will also be expected to write a pen portrait during the Interview process. Individuals who are under the age of 19 on the 1st September, will be required to have 4 GCSE's A* - D, Including Mathematics / English, or a BTEC, or other suitable Level 1 qualification.
You will be invited to attend an interview, and will undertake an assessment in literacy and numeracy, to establish any support required.
You will be assessed by your tutors throughout the year at the completion of each unit. There will be short tests, research projects, essays, presentations, etc.
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- On successful completion of this course, you will be able to progress on to a suitable Level 3 course, or to use the Diploma to apply for employment.