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Access to Higher Education Diploma (English Studies)

Your Diploma at a Glance

  • Equivalent to 3 A Levels
  • Get prepared for university
  • Gain a nationally recognised qualification
  • Go on to study an English-related degree
  • Delivered entirely online
  • No exams

About Your Diploma

English Studies encompasses a range of elements, from verbal and written language to creative prose. If you are hoping to study a degree that is related to English, then consider enrolling on our Access to Higher Education Diploma (English Studies).
 
This accredited course is designed for individuals who do not possess A Levels to get into university, as it is widely regarded as an equivalent to these traditional qualifications. In fact, an Access to HE Diploma is the equivalent of 3 A Levels.
This English Studies course is ideal for individuals who are keen to pursue a degree in English, Creative Writing, History, Marketing, or any other English-related subject. You will gain foundational knowledge that will create a base for you to build on when you embark on further study.
 
There are a range of topics that you will explore during your studies, including how to analyse text, the influences of language, and various techniques associated with poetry. You will also learn about textural features of the written form and how literary texts can be adapted into film.
 
Once you have completed your English Studies Access course, you will be well equipped to embark on higher education. While most universities accept Access to Higher Education Diplomas as part of their entry requirements, it is important to check with your chosen establishment before moving forward with the process.

Getting Started

Stonebridge Associated Colleges is one of the UK’s leading distance learning providers, offering an extensive portfolio of courses spanning an array of industries and qualifications. When you enrol on our Access to Higher Education Diploma (English Studies) course, you will be issued with an Individual Learning Plan (ILP).
 
Your ILP includes the submission deadlines for your assignments, helping you stay on track during your course. While you have set deadlines, you do have the freedom to study around your existing commitments. As long as you meet your deadlines, the manner in which you study is up to you!
 
As soon as you enrol, you will be given access to our industry-leading online platform, which will contain all the course materials you need to complete the course. Experienced tutors and our Access Support Team will be on hand to help you through your studies.
 
On average, our learners take 9-12 months to secure their diploma, but you have one year to complete the course. This is a much faster route to take than studying traditional A Levels, which can take up to one year to achieve.

Qualification: Access to Higher Education Diploma (English Studies)

On successful completion of the Open College Network West Midlands Access to Higher Education Diploma (English Studies) you will receive a QAA recognised Access to HE Diploma at level 3 (QAA ref: 40012396).

Requirements for Entry

Anyone wishing to continue their education with an Access to Higher Education Diploma, it is necessary they have a GCSE Grade C/4 or above in Maths and English (or Functional Skills Level 2) with a desire to continue a related degree at university. If you do not hold these qualifications, then you must be working towards them whilst completing your Access to HE Diploma.
 
Access to HE Diplomas have a track record of helping learners get to the university and degree of their choice. Learners must bear in mind each university has its own set of admission criteria and places are subject to demand. Varying admission criteria can include but are not limited to the following:
  1. Number of credits to be attained at merit or distinction level
  2. Successfully passing a face-to-face interview at the university
  3. Passing a university’s proprietary literacy and numeracy assessments
  4. Completion of specified work placements or work experience
  5. GCSE Grade A-C (new system 4-9) in Maths and English (or equivalent Level 2 such as Functional Skills)
Learners must undertake their own research to ensure their Diploma gives them the best possible chance of gaining entry to their university of choice. It is not possible for Stonebridge Associated Colleges to accept any liability if any Access to Higher Education Diploma student fails to secure an offer from a higher education institution.
 
*Please note, this course is eligible for UK residents only.
*You will have access to the course for 12 months only. You can purchase course extensions.

Open College Network West Midlands are a national Awarding Organisation, regulated by Ofqual, the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) and Qualifications Wales, to develop and award nationally recognised qualifications.

 

Open College Network West Midlands work in partnership with employers, training providers, colleges, universities, schools and voluntary and community organisations to offer vocational credit-based qualifications, Access to Higher Education Diplomas and quality assured Customised Accreditation that enables learners gain employment or to progress into further learning and Higher Education. They also Quality Endorse organisations internal training and skills delivery.

 

Unit 1: Preparing to Study
On completion of this unit you will:
  • Understand how study is organised and planned
  • Understand how to apply theories of learning in relation to personal approaches to learning
  • Understand a range of constraints upon study
  • Understand the importance of assessment feedback
Unit 2: Academic Writing Skills
On completion of this unit you will:
  • Be able to write with relevance in responding to an academic task
  • Know how to interpret and discuss ideas and issues in responding to a set, academic writing task
  • Be able to summarise for academic purposes, selecting key points, information or central ideas
Unit 3: Preparing a Written Assignment
On completion of this unit you will:
  • Understand how to use key information sources
  • Understand why sources are acknowledged and referenced
  • Understand a range of reading strategies
  • Understand note-making methods
  • Understand how to plan, draft and produce a written assignment
Unit 4: Language, Communication and Communities
On completion of this unit you will:
  • Understand devices used in oral and written texts
  • Understand factors influencing language
  • Understand the process and effects of community on language
Unit 5: Study of a Novel
On completion of this unit you will:
  • Know how to respond to a novel
  • Know how to demonstrate skills in the analysis of novel writing
  • Understand the contextual aspects of the novel
Unit 6: Industrial change in Britain 1700-1850
On completion of this unit you will:
  • Understand the pattern of industry and urban society c1700-1760
  • Understand the causes and nature of industrial change in Britain c1760-1850
  • Understand the impact of industrial change on British social, economic and political life by 1850
Unit 7: Language Acquisition
On completion of this unit you will:
  • Understand the stages of development in children's language
  • Understanding the contrasting views on language acquisition
Unit 8: Short Story
On completion of this unit you will:
  • Understand the narrative elements of the story
  • Understand textual features and language
  • Understand the influence of social and historical factors on the text
Unit 9: Social change in Britain 1914-1939
On completion of this unit you will:
  • Understand the impact of World War 1 on British society
  • Understand the social consequences of unemployment, housing and health problems during the period 1918-1939
  • Understand developments in family life and leisure opportunities
Unit 10: Shakespeare
On completion of this unit you will:
  • Understand the major themes of a Shakespeare play
  • Understand the plot structure of the play
  • Understand the processes involved in the presentation of the major characters
  • Demonstrate an awareness of the use and dramatic impact of language
  • Show an awareness of critical reading in forming your own assessment of the play
Unit 11: Shakespearean Plays
On completion of this unit you will:
  • Understand the techniques of characterisation used by Shakespeare
  • Understand Shakespearean themes and methods
  • Understand the importance of dramatic conventions in Shakespeare’s drama
Unit 12: Understanding Drama
On completion of this unit you will:
  • Understand how an author creates a character
  • Understand the structure of the plot within a drama
  • Understand the part played by language in dramatic effect
  • Understand how a play transfers from page to stage
Unit 13: Public Health During the 18th & 19th Centuries
On completion of this unit you will:
  • Understand the nature of urban development and public health during the 18th Century
  • Understand the causes and effects of public health problems in the 19th Century
  • Understand the nature and impact of attempts to address public health problems in the 19th Century
Unit 14: Language and Gender
On completion of this unit you will:
  • Understand the features of male and female speech
  • Understand theories and approaches applied to speech
Unit 15: Extended Essay
On completion of this unit you will:
  • Be able to develop and plan an extended essay on a chosen topic relevant to your Diploma title
  • Be able to produce an extended essay on a chosen topic relevant to your Diploma title
Unit 16: Poetry
On completion of this unit you will:
  • Understand the use of language and poetic techniques
  • Understand the influence of period, context and author
Unit 17: Language and Social Media
On completion of this unit you will:
  • Understand how language is used in communication by social media
  • Understand how language usage in social media influences language as used in other contexts or in more general discourse
Unit 18: Film Adaptations of Literary Texts
On completion of this unit you will:
  • Understand the techniques used in translating a section of written narrative into film
  • Understand the production of an outline storyboard and script
  • Understand the opportunities presented in text for film adaptation
  • Understand the relative signification processes of written and film texts

A range of units make up this qualification, with an assignment at the end of each. You will submit your work to your tutor for marking and tailored feedback. You must acquire 60 credits in total in order to achieve the Access to HE Diploma (English Studies). Of these credits, 45 will be taken from graded units which focus on the academic subject areas included in the course. The remaining 15 come from ungraded units included to help you to improve your academic writing and study skills.

As part of your programme, you will also receive help as well as guidance on your university application and the research you need to do to get the most out of your diploma.

 

OUR PASS RATE
Access to Higher Education Diplomas
83%
(National Average 77.1%)
Access to Higher Education Diploma (English Studies)

Your Diploma at a Glance

  • Equivalent to 3 A Levels
  • Get prepared for university
  • Gain a nationally recognised qualification
  • Go on to study an English-related degree
  • Delivered entirely online
  • No exams

About Your Diploma

English Studies encompasses a range of elements, from verbal and written language to creative prose. If you are hoping to study a degree that is related to English, then consider enrolling on our Access to Higher Education Diploma (English Studies).
 
This accredited course is designed for individuals who do not possess A Levels to get into university, as it is widely regarded as an equivalent to these traditional qualifications. In fact, an Access to HE Diploma is the equivalent of 3 A Levels.
This English Studies course is ideal for individuals who are keen to pursue a degree in English, Creative Writing, History, Marketing, or any other English-related subject. You will gain foundational knowledge that will create a base for you to build on when you embark on further study.
 
There are a range of topics that you will explore during your studies, including how to analyse text, the influences of language, and various techniques associated with poetry. You will also learn about textural features of the written form and how literary texts can be adapted into film.
 
Once you have completed your English Studies Access course, you will be well equipped to embark on higher education. While most universities accept Access to Higher Education Diplomas as part of their entry requirements, it is important to check with your chosen establishment before moving forward with the process.

Getting Started

Stonebridge Associated Colleges is one of the UK’s leading distance learning providers, offering an extensive portfolio of courses spanning an array of industries and qualifications. When you enrol on our Access to Higher Education Diploma (English Studies) course, you will be issued with an Individual Learning Plan (ILP).
 
Your ILP includes the submission deadlines for your assignments, helping you stay on track during your course. While you have set deadlines, you do have the freedom to study around your existing commitments. As long as you meet your deadlines, the manner in which you study is up to you!
 
As soon as you enrol, you will be given access to our industry-leading online platform, which will contain all the course materials you need to complete the course. Experienced tutors and our Access Support Team will be on hand to help you through your studies.
 
On average, our learners take 9-12 months to secure their diploma, but you have one year to complete the course. This is a much faster route to take than studying traditional A Levels, which can take up to one year to achieve.
Access to Higher Education Diplomas
OUR PASS RATE
(National Average 77.1%)
83%

Qualification: Access to Higher Education Diploma (English Studies)

On successful completion of the Open College Network West Midlands Access to Higher Education Diploma (English Studies) you will receive a QAA recognised Access to HE Diploma at level 3 (QAA ref: 40012396).

Requirements for Entry

Anyone wishing to continue their education with an Access to Higher Education Diploma, it is necessary they have a GCSE Grade C/4 or above in Maths and English (or Functional Skills Level 2) with a desire to continue a related degree at university. If you do not hold these qualifications, then you must be working towards them whilst completing your Access to HE Diploma.
 
Access to HE Diplomas have a track record of helping learners get to the university and degree of their choice. Learners must bear in mind each university has its own set of admission criteria and places are subject to demand. Varying admission criteria can include but are not limited to the following:
  1. Number of credits to be attained at merit or distinction level
  2. Successfully passing a face-to-face interview at the university
  3. Passing a university’s proprietary literacy and numeracy assessments
  4. Completion of specified work placements or work experience
  5. GCSE Grade A-C (new system 4-9) in Maths and English (or equivalent Level 2 such as Functional Skills)
Learners must undertake their own research to ensure their Diploma gives them the best possible chance of gaining entry to their university of choice. It is not possible for Stonebridge Associated Colleges to accept any liability if any Access to Higher Education Diploma student fails to secure an offer from a higher education institution.
 
*Please note, this course is eligible for UK residents only.
*You will have access to the course for 12 months only. You can purchase course extensions.

Open College Network West Midlands are a national Awarding Organisation, regulated by Ofqual, the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) and Qualifications Wales, to develop and award nationally recognised qualifications.

 

Open College Network West Midlands work in partnership with employers, training providers, colleges, universities, schools and voluntary and community organisations to offer vocational credit-based qualifications, Access to Higher Education Diplomas and quality assured Customised Accreditation that enables learners gain employment or to progress into further learning and Higher Education. They also Quality Endorse organisations internal training and skills delivery.

 

Unit 1: Preparing to Study
On completion of this unit you will:
  • Understand how study is organised and planned
  • Understand how to apply theories of learning in relation to personal approaches to learning
  • Understand a range of constraints upon study
  • Understand the importance of assessment feedback
Unit 2: Academic Writing Skills
On completion of this unit you will:
  • Be able to write with relevance in responding to an academic task
  • Know how to interpret and discuss ideas and issues in responding to a set, academic writing task
  • Be able to summarise for academic purposes, selecting key points, information or central ideas
Unit 3: Preparing a Written Assignment
On completion of this unit you will:
  • Understand how to use key information sources
  • Understand why sources are acknowledged and referenced
  • Understand a range of reading strategies
  • Understand note-making methods
  • Understand how to plan, draft and produce a written assignment
Unit 4: Language, Communication and Communities
On completion of this unit you will:
  • Understand devices used in oral and written texts
  • Understand factors influencing language
  • Understand the process and effects of community on language
Unit 5: Study of a Novel
On completion of this unit you will:
  • Know how to respond to a novel
  • Know how to demonstrate skills in the analysis of novel writing
  • Understand the contextual aspects of the novel
Unit 6: Industrial change in Britain 1700-1850
On completion of this unit you will:
  • Understand the pattern of industry and urban society c1700-1760
  • Understand the causes and nature of industrial change in Britain c1760-1850
  • Understand the impact of industrial change on British social, economic and political life by 1850
Unit 7: Language Acquisition
On completion of this unit you will:
  • Understand the stages of development in children's language
  • Understanding the contrasting views on language acquisition
Unit 8: Short Story
On completion of this unit you will:
  • Understand the narrative elements of the story
  • Understand textual features and language
  • Understand the influence of social and historical factors on the text
Unit 9: Social change in Britain 1914-1939
On completion of this unit you will:
  • Understand the impact of World War 1 on British society
  • Understand the social consequences of unemployment, housing and health problems during the period 1918-1939
  • Understand developments in family life and leisure opportunities
Unit 10: Shakespeare
On completion of this unit you will:
  • Understand the major themes of a Shakespeare play
  • Understand the plot structure of the play
  • Understand the processes involved in the presentation of the major characters
  • Demonstrate an awareness of the use and dramatic impact of language
  • Show an awareness of critical reading in forming your own assessment of the play
Unit 11: Shakespearean Plays
On completion of this unit you will:
  • Understand the techniques of characterisation used by Shakespeare
  • Understand Shakespearean themes and methods
  • Understand the importance of dramatic conventions in Shakespeare’s drama
Unit 12: Understanding Drama
On completion of this unit you will:
  • Understand how an author creates a character
  • Understand the structure of the plot within a drama
  • Understand the part played by language in dramatic effect
  • Understand how a play transfers from page to stage
Unit 13: Public Health During the 18th & 19th Centuries
On completion of this unit you will:
  • Understand the nature of urban development and public health during the 18th Century
  • Understand the causes and effects of public health problems in the 19th Century
  • Understand the nature and impact of attempts to address public health problems in the 19th Century
Unit 14: Language and Gender
On completion of this unit you will:
  • Understand the features of male and female speech
  • Understand theories and approaches applied to speech
Unit 15: Extended Essay
On completion of this unit you will:
  • Be able to develop and plan an extended essay on a chosen topic relevant to your Diploma title
  • Be able to produce an extended essay on a chosen topic relevant to your Diploma title
Unit 16: Poetry
On completion of this unit you will:
  • Understand the use of language and poetic techniques
  • Understand the influence of period, context and author
Unit 17: Language and Social Media
On completion of this unit you will:
  • Understand how language is used in communication by social media
  • Understand how language usage in social media influences language as used in other contexts or in more general discourse
Unit 18: Film Adaptations of Literary Texts
On completion of this unit you will:
  • Understand the techniques used in translating a section of written narrative into film
  • Understand the production of an outline storyboard and script
  • Understand the opportunities presented in text for film adaptation
  • Understand the relative signification processes of written and film texts

A range of units make up this qualification, with an assignment at the end of each. You will submit your work to your tutor for marking and tailored feedback. You must acquire 60 credits in total in order to achieve the Access to HE Diploma (English Studies). Of these credits, 45 will be taken from graded units which focus on the academic subject areas included in the course. The remaining 15 come from ungraded units included to help you to improve your academic writing and study skills.

As part of your programme, you will also receive help as well as guidance on your university application and the research you need to do to get the most out of your diploma.

 

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