What qualification will I achieve?
- NOCN Level 2 Certificate in Progression to Further Study in Humanities, Social Sciences and the Arts
- You will also get the opportunity to work towards a GCSE or functional skills qualifications in English and / or Maths if you do not have these already. These will generally be taught on a second day at college or online (currently a Wednesday).
How is my course assessed?
Learners will be assessed with written assignments, group work and by demonstrating an understanding of the unit
How many UCAS points will I achieve on this course?
The number of UCAS tariff points for an Access to Higher Education diploma varies between 48 and 144 points, depending on your grade for each module.
Access to Higher Education qualifications are split into a total of 45 graded credits and each module will have a different credit weighting (for example, one module may be worth 3 units and another may be worth 6). For each graded module, you'll achieve a pass, merit or distinction and these each carry a different amount of UCAS points (with pass being the lowest and distinction being the highest).
For example, if you pass each graded module, you will achieve 48 UCAS points. If you gain a distinction in each graded module, you will achieve 144 UCAS points (equivalent to three A grades at A Level).
We've included some examples below of what grades you need to achieve common UCAS tariff point entry requirements:
||15 credits at merit, 30 credits at pass
||24 credits at merit, 21 credits at pass
||30 credits at merit, 15 credits at pass
||45 credits at merit
||24 credits at distinction, 21 credits at merit
||45 credits at distinction
You can find more details on the UCAS Tariff points calculator here.