Our highly successful Business and Management Access Diploma is designed as a stepping stone to enable motivated, enthusiastic people to progress on to a range of Business and Law related Higher Education degree programmes. Validated by Ascentis, the Access to Business pathway is a recognised qualification for progression by universities.
The course is challenging and you will in effect be studying the equivalent of 3 A levels in 9 months as opposed to 2 years, therefore full attendance and absolute commitment is required to allow you to fully maximise your learning opportunities. If you’re a proactive individual who is determined to realise their potential as a professional in the business sector, then this pathway is for you.
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This course is ideal for those who want to re-train or re-direct their lives into Business and Management or who want to take a degree in Business or law related subjects. There is a very high level of academic and personal support throughout the course, which can help if you need to combine study with part-time employment and family commitments.
Although there aren't any specific entry requirements, applicants will be invited to attend an Access Workshop where full course information is given and you will be expected to complete the initial assessment and a written exercise.
You will study core modules such as: Production Management, People in Organisations, Business Management, Economics, Human Resource Management, Accounting and Finance, Marketing and Law. You will also need to study modules such as: research skills, exam techniques and ICT.
You will attend college three days per week at Camborne and two days per week at Saltash over 35 weeks and you are expected to study at least 10-15 hours at home or on campus. Assessment will take the form of coursework (essays and/or reports), presentations or in class assessments depending on the unit you are studying. This is to ensure you learn how to perform well in each of these assessment methods ahead of progressing to university. We will teach you how to structure essays, prepare for exams and overcome presentation nerves. There are no exams or tests on this diploma.
On the access course you will have the opportunity to get support with your academic studies; you will be able to receive support from a range of people and facilities. This includes support from the Learning Resource Centre as well as support for tutors to help facilitate your learning. Support will also be available during some of the College holidays.
We also support you through the university application process with tutorials. These are designed to offer guidance and support throughout the learning process.
Some applicants may be eligible for financial support on this course to assist with childcare, transport etc. The Learner Support Fund is under review and is determined by individual circumstances.
If you are under 24 years of age, you may be eligible for fee remission. Information will be given within the workshops, however if your require more information contact the College your applying for and speak to one of the administration tutors for further details.
If you are 24 years of age or over, please click on this link for funding information and a direct link to the government funding site.
You can progress on to various university degrees or other Higher Education programmes. Some students decide to go straight into employment. Previous students have gone onto study: Law, Marketing, Accountancy, Human Resources, Business Studies, Financial Management etc.
*Courses listed on this website are indicative of the subject, nature and level of study. The college reserves the right to alter specific qualifications titles, awarding bodies and levels of qualification, which can change in year. Any cost may also vary, based on personal funding eligibility.