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Level 3 Access to Higher Education Diploma - Business, Law and Management

Our current, and redesigned, Business, Law and Management Level 3 Access to Higher Education course is the perfect route into many university degree courses and careers relating to Business, Management and Law. These include International Business/Environmental/Intellectual Property/Employment/Contract Law, Finance, Business Management, Consultancy, Marketing, Advertising, Entrepreneurship, Organisational Psychology, Human Resources and many more.

There are eight 'pathways' on the Level 3 programme tailored to different career/ Higher Education areas. These are:

  • Art & Design

  • Business, Law and Management

  • ICT

  • Health and Caring Professions

  • Health Sciences

  • Humanities

  • Law and Criminology

  • Psychology and Mental Health

There are slightly different entry criteria for each pathway which reflects the requirements of differing Higher Education degree programmes. All pathways have mandatory units in Academic Essay Writing and Research Skills.

Please be aware that successful completion of an Access to HE Diploma does not guarantee a place at university.

Level 3 Access to Higher Education Diploma - Business, Law and Management

Our current, and redesigned, Business, Law and Management Level 3 Access to Higher Education course is the perfect route into many university degree courses and careers relating to Business, Management and Law. These include International Business/Environmental/Intellectual Property/Employment/Contract Law, Finance, Business Management, Consultancy, Marketing, Advertising, Entrepreneurship, Organisational Psychology, Human Resources and many more.

There are eight 'pathways' on the Level 3 programme tailored to different career/ Higher Education areas. These are:

  • Art & Design

  • Business, Law and Management

  • ICT

  • Health and Caring Professions

  • Health Sciences

  • Humanities

  • Law and Criminology

  • Psychology and Mental Health

There are slightly different entry criteria for each pathway which reflects the requirements of differing Higher Education degree programmes. All pathways have mandatory units in Academic Essay Writing and Research Skills.

Please be aware that successful completion of an Access to HE Diploma does not guarantee a place at university.

Entry Requirements

Immediate entry to the one-year Level 3 Access to HE Diploma offers students who have already attained sufficient GCSE qualifications the quickest route to university. Usually this means students must have attained 4 GCSEs grade A-C/9-4, including English and Maths.

Level 2 equivalents may also be accepted in some circumstances.

Details

Our current, and redesigned, Business, Law and Management Level 3 course is the perfect route into many university degree courses and careers relating to Business, Management and Law – including International Business/Environmental/Intellectual Property/Employment/Contract Law, Finance, Business Management, Consultancy, Marketing, Advertising, Entrepreneurship, Organisational Psychology, Human Resources and many more. 

You will be tutored by experienced lecturers, engage in a range of classroom and assessment activities, attend field trips and interact with visiting speakers. Study and other skills will be developed through the course from research methods and referencing to essay and report writing, to giving presentations and producing digital posters.

Assessment is modular – so you will be able to spread submissions over the year, usually completing three assignments every 6 or 7 weeks. Lots of support will be provided to help you find your way back into education if you have been away for a while – which a lot of our students have.

The course is divided into 3 modules - Business, Law and Management and topics include:

BUSINESS MODULE

  • Business Ethics
  • Business Organisations
  • Introduction to Marketing
  • Sustainability
  • Leadership and Management

LAW MODULE

  • Contract Law
  • Precedent, Statue and Statutory Interpretation
  • Negligence
  • Property Offences
  • Employment Law

MANAGEMENT MODULE

  • Business Management Structures
  • Management Styles
  • Managing Change
  • Managing Conflict in the Workplace
  • Recruitment and Selection

The above modules encourage your engagement with a wide range of controversial issues - from the power of the courts and government to the responsibility of businesses to act ethically in relation to employees and climate change. 

The Access programme requires attendance for 14 hours per week over 34 weeks. Level 3 students can, in some cases, combine evening with day time study depending on their chosen pathway.

Work Experience

There are no formal work experience requirements on this course.

Progression

The Access to HE Diploma offers students a way to gain the qualifications needed to enter Higher Education and gain a degree, helping them to enter their chosen career.

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