Access Level 3 Diploma in Foundation Studies
A course for mature returners to education to return to study and progress to University or Higher Education.
This course is specifically designed to allow adults out of full-time education (2 years or more) the opportunity to return to study and progress to University. The Access Foundation Diploma is validated by Queen’s University Belfast and is equivalent to 3 A levels. The aim of the course is to prepare students for further academic study at University, and is designed to improve knowledge, academic skills and also improve both personal and academic confidence.
The Access Diploma in Foundation studies can be studied full-time over one year (Fast Track) or full-time over two years.
A prospective full-time candidate will be selected for either the fast track (available in Downpatrick, Lisburn and Bangor only) or 2 year programme dependant on academic history, interview and diagnostic tests. The decision of the admissions tutor is Final. Full-time courses are 15 hours per week and are free.
MODULES MAY INCLUDE:
2 different pathways are available and each Diploma consists of 6 modules;
Combined Science (available only in Bangor)
- Study Skills
- Biology 1 & 2
- Chemistry 1 & 2, and
- Maths (Fast track only)
Social and Biological Science (available Bangor, Downpatrick and Lisburn).
Mandatory modules may include:
- Study Skills
- Biology 1
A choice of a further four modules which may include;
- English Literature
- America Literature
- Biology 2
- Chemistry 1
- Irish History
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