Getting ready for academic study?

New this month two qualifications designed to provide a grounding in study skills for people who want to progress onto Level 3 courses, particularly Access to HE Diplomas. They are the Level 2 Certificate and Diploma in Preparation for Academic Study. 

Like many of our new qualifications we have created them in response to demand from colleges for a broad range of pathways onto higher level courses that can be applied to any subject. Two are mandatory - Skills for Effective Learning and Referencing Skills and around 300 units to choose from including study skills and the following subject areas: Applied Science and Technology; Business, Administration and Finance; Creative and Digital; Engineering and the Built Environment; Health and Human Sciences; Humanities; ICT and Computing.

Flexibility is the key benefit as learners are not restricted to a single pathway, and the size of the Certificate means that it can be delivered in half an academic year, alongside GCSE mathematics and/or English, which are requirements for the Access to HE Diplomas.

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