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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 two years 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.

On successful completion of the Access to Higher Education Diploma (English Studies), (QAA ref = 40014290), you will receive a Skills & Education Group Access, QAA recognised, Access to Higher Education Diploma at Level 3. 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.

An access validating agency with a strong social purpose to recognise achievement, particularly for those who have benefited least from their previous educational experiences, Skills and Education Group Access supports the needs of learners, providers, businesses and communities.

You must hold Level 2 qualifications in both English and Maths, or be working towards them alongside studying your Access to Higher Education Diploma. You will also need to have a UK address to enrol.

University Entry Criteria

It must be reiterated that each university will set its own admission criteria. So, you must check with your desired institution if your Access to HE Diploma and other qualifications will be accepted.

In many cases, to get started on healthcare courses at university, you will need:

  • A certain number of credits passed with a merit or a distinction grade
  • A face-to-face interview at the university
  • Literacy and numeracy assessments provided by the university
  • Course-related work placements or work experience
  • GCSE Grade C/4 or above in Maths and English (or equivalent Level 2 such as Functional Skills/Key Skills, etc.)

It is your responsibility to check that your Access to HE Diploma will be accepted as part of these entry requirements for your chosen degree. learndirect will not be held accountable if completing this Access to Higher Education Diploma doesn’t secure you a position with a higher education institution.

Minimum age restriction

This course is ideally suited to those who have completed full-time education but have not achieved the grades required to get into university.

Average completion timeframe

The average time it takes our learners to complete the course is 9-12 months.

Assessment requirements

A range of assessment methodologies are used, including: academic report, essay, journal article, portfolio, presentation (video and audio recording), research report, academic writing skills tasks

Exams required

There are no exams included in the assessment of the course.

Membership required?

No membership is required to enrol on this course.

Additional requirements

Learners must be actively studying for a minimum of six months before results can be ratified and certificates ordered. The six month period does not start until you have passed unit 2 of your course and you must be submitting assignments regularly (in line with the deadlines in your Individual Learning Plan) to meet this six month requirement. Certificates can only be issued once your course is paid for in full.

Certification Timeframe

You can expect to receive your certificate 12-16 weeks from your final assignment being marked and graded, depending on the time of year. You will be provided with regular updates throughout the certification process so that you are fully informed of your individual timeframes.

All course fees, inclusive of all payment plans including our Premium Credit Limited option, must be settled before certification can be ordered.

*You will have access to the course for 24 months.

Unit 1: Language Acquisition Stages and Theories

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the stages of language acquisition development
  • Understand different perspectives on language acquisition

Unit 2: Social Media and the use and Change in Language

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the use of language in social media
  • Understand the impact of social media on language

Unit 3: Analysing a Short Story

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand narrative techniques of a short story
  • Be able to analyse the use of language in a short story
  • Understand the influence of social and historical factors on the text of a short story

Unit 4: Film Adaptations

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand how to translate written narrative into film
  • Be able to produce a storyboard or script with reference to mainstream narrative film
  • Understand the translation of written word to visual representation
  • Understand the relative signification processes of written and film texts

Unit 5: Themes, Plotlines and Character development in Shakespearian Plays

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the main themes of a Shakespeare play
  • Understand the plot structure of a Shakespeare play
  • Understand character development and expression in a chosen Shakespeare play
  • Be able to analyse a Shakespeare play in terms of imagery, mood, and dramatic tension
  • Understand the social and historical context of a Shakespeare play

Unit 6: The Study of Drama

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand how a character is created by the author within drama
  • Understand how the plot is structured through drama
  • Understand the dramatic effect of language within a chosen drama
  • Understand how a written play transfers to the stage

Unit 7: Writing Poetry

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand figures of speech
  • Understand poetic genres
  • Understand flow and rhythm
  • Understand tone and mood

Unit 8: Male and Female Speech

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understanding the features of male and female speech
  • Understand theories and approaches of male and female speech

Unit 9: 18th and 19th Century Public Health

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand 18th Century urban development and public health
  • Understand public health issues in the 19th Century
  • Understand the attempts to manage public health issues during the 19th Century

Unit 10: 1914-1939 How Britain Changed

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the impact of World War 1 on society in Britain
  • Understand the state’s approach to unemployment, housing, and health issues during 1918 – 1939 and how these issues impacted on British society
  • Understand changes in British family life, and leisure during the period of 1918-1939

Unit 11: An Examination of British Industrial Change during the period of 1700-1850

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the pattern of industry and urban society during the period of 1700-1760
  • Understand industrial change in Britain c1760-1850
  • Understand the impact of industrial change in Britain by the year 1850

Unit 12: Writing an English Studies Essay

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Be able to develop and plan an essay about a topic from the field of English Literature or English Language
  • Be able to write an essay about a topic from the field of English Literature or English Language

Unit 13: The Influence of Community, History and Culture on Text

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand linguistic devices employed in oral and written texts
  • Understand the historical and cultural factors influencing texts
  • Understand the effects of community on language

Unit 14: Exploring The Analysis of a Novel

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Be able to analyse the features of a novel
  • Be able to analyse a range of literary techniques in a novel
  • Be able to analyse the context of a novel

Unit 15: Learning and Study Skills

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Know how to plan and organise study activity
  • Understand the application of learning theories relating to personal learning
  • Be able to create a range of strategies to address the factors which may impact upon study
  • Understand the value of assessment feedback

Unit 16: Planning and Writing an Assignment

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Be able to select and assess appropriate source information in response to a task
  • Be able to reference sources used in a recognised style
  • Understand different reading strategies
  • Be able to take effective notes
  • Be able to plan, draft and produce a written assignment

Unit 17: Writing and Studying Academic Texts

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Be able to write academically and with relevance
  • Be able to interpret and express ideas in a piece of academic work
  • Be able to analyse and summarise text, and appreciate the problems caused by plagiarism

 

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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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 two years 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%

On successful completion of the Access to Higher Education Diploma (English Studies), (QAA ref = 40014290), you will receive a Skills & Education Group Access, QAA recognised, Access to Higher Education Diploma at Level 3. 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.

An access validating agency with a strong social purpose to recognise achievement, particularly for those who have benefited least from their previous educational experiences, Skills and Education Group Access supports the needs of learners, providers, businesses and communities.

Unit 1: Language Acquisition Stages and Theories

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the stages of language acquisition development
  • Understand different perspectives on language acquisition

Unit 2: Social Media and the use and Change in Language

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the use of language in social media
  • Understand the impact of social media on language

Unit 3: Analysing a Short Story

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand narrative techniques of a short story
  • Be able to analyse the use of language in a short story
  • Understand the influence of social and historical factors on the text of a short story

Unit 4: Film Adaptations

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand how to translate written narrative into film
  • Be able to produce a storyboard or script with reference to mainstream narrative film
  • Understand the translation of written word to visual representation
  • Understand the relative signification processes of written and film texts

Unit 5: Themes, Plotlines and Character development in Shakespearian Plays

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the main themes of a Shakespeare play
  • Understand the plot structure of a Shakespeare play
  • Understand character development and expression in a chosen Shakespeare play
  • Be able to analyse a Shakespeare play in terms of imagery, mood, and dramatic tension
  • Understand the social and historical context of a Shakespeare play

Unit 6: The Study of Drama

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand how a character is created by the author within drama
  • Understand how the plot is structured through drama
  • Understand the dramatic effect of language within a chosen drama
  • Understand how a written play transfers to the stage

Unit 7: Writing Poetry

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand figures of speech
  • Understand poetic genres
  • Understand flow and rhythm
  • Understand tone and mood

Unit 8: Male and Female Speech

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understanding the features of male and female speech
  • Understand theories and approaches of male and female speech

Unit 9: 18th and 19th Century Public Health

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand 18th Century urban development and public health
  • Understand public health issues in the 19th Century
  • Understand the attempts to manage public health issues during the 19th Century

Unit 10: 1914-1939 How Britain Changed

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the impact of World War 1 on society in Britain
  • Understand the state’s approach to unemployment, housing, and health issues during 1918 – 1939 and how these issues impacted on British society
  • Understand changes in British family life, and leisure during the period of 1918-1939

Unit 11: An Examination of British Industrial Change during the period of 1700-1850

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the pattern of industry and urban society during the period of 1700-1760
  • Understand industrial change in Britain c1760-1850
  • Understand the impact of industrial change in Britain by the year 1850

Unit 12: Writing an English Studies Essay

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Be able to develop and plan an essay about a topic from the field of English Literature or English Language
  • Be able to write an essay about a topic from the field of English Literature or English Language

Unit 13: The Influence of Community, History and Culture on Text

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand linguistic devices employed in oral and written texts
  • Understand the historical and cultural factors influencing texts
  • Understand the effects of community on language

Unit 14: Exploring The Analysis of a Novel

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Be able to analyse the features of a novel
  • Be able to analyse a range of literary techniques in a novel
  • Be able to analyse the context of a novel

Unit 15: Learning and Study Skills

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Know how to plan and organise study activity
  • Understand the application of learning theories relating to personal learning
  • Be able to create a range of strategies to address the factors which may impact upon study
  • Understand the value of assessment feedback

Unit 16: Planning and Writing an Assignment

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Be able to select and assess appropriate source information in response to a task
  • Be able to reference sources used in a recognised style
  • Understand different reading strategies
  • Be able to take effective notes
  • Be able to plan, draft and produce a written assignment

Unit 17: Writing and Studying Academic Texts

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Be able to write academically and with relevance
  • Be able to interpret and express ideas in a piece of academic work
  • Be able to analyse and summarise text, and appreciate the problems caused by plagiarism

 

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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