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ACCESS Diploma in FS History/Sociology

Course Code: C3074
Campus: Millfield
Week Commencing: 03 Sep 18
18/19 Academic Year End Date:
16 Jun 19

The Access Diploma in Foundation Studies is a one year Level 3 (A Level equivalent) course, which is an alternative route for students who have been away from full-time education for at least two full consecutive academic years to gain entry to a wide range of higher education courses. The Diploma is awarded by Queen’s University Belfast and is recognised by other higher education institutions for entry to undergraduate courses. Students who successfully complete the course may also progress to further and higher courses within Belfast Met, including HND and Foundation Degree programmes.
The course consists of six modules. You will undertake two modules in each of your main subjects plus Study Skills and one other module from a choice determined by the college.

This programme of study is likely to include enrichment units which are an additional component to enhance your employability.

This course session is currently closed for enrolment/applications – it may be offered at a later date – please continue to check our website for updates.

Career Opportunities / Progression

Successful students have, in the past, progressed to study for degrees, HNDs or Foundation Degrees in areas such as; History, Politics, Psychology, Sociology, English, Law, Social Work and teaching.

Entry Requirements

Applicants for the full-time course must have been out of full-time education for at least two full consecutive years and should hold at least grade C GCSE English AND grade C GCSE or equivalent in Maths.

Applicants for the part-time course musthave been out of full-time education for at lease 2 full consectutive years and hold at least grade C in GCSE English or equivalent.

Please note that this is an intensive and challenging course which requires a high level of commitment to achieve success. Students who feel they cannot make this level of commitment should consider the part-time option which is run over two years and may be more suitable for those returning to study after an extended break.


Tuition Fee


All fees are set in accordance with DfE regulations.

Other Information

Full-time students must be able to attend at least 18 hours of classes per week and part-time 9.5 hours per week.

Contact Information

Course Co-ordinator: Andrew Thomas

Tel: 028 9026 5096 E-mail: [email protected]