Returning To Education HE Diploma Access CourseWatch
My names Joel, i'm 30 years old and live in South Wales.
Recently i have finally figured out where i want to go in life. My ideal career is working as a Counselling Psychologist, working with people with mental health problems such as depression, anxiety, social disorders, etc. I haven't got many GCSE's and its been over 12 years since i was last in school.
So I applied to my local uni (University of South Wales, Caerleon Campus) to go on the Access To HE Diploma (Social Sciences). The compulsory modules are - Psychology, Sociology, and Social and Welfare Policy. It says on the website that the course consists of 3 pathways which are designed for a range of degrees - Humanities, Social Sciences, and Science.
Is this the correct route onto say a Psychology degree? Or instead should i have applied to do some A levels instead?
If you haven't already, it is best to have a look at what Universities and which courses you want to apply to, gather some information and find out what their entry requirements are and specifically what grades you will need to be getting on the Access course.
I did shockingly at my GCSEs when I was younger, but have an offer and will be starting my degree in September. Access courses will give you Maths & English at GCSE or equivalent which most uni's will want to see, just to make sure you are capable of the basics.
i got an interview coming up in May to hopefully start the course in September, so fingers crossed
I've been out of education for 6 years.
Please could anyone suggest any tests or study to prepare for the assessment or what I should expect?
Any web addresses that have helped you would be greatly appreciated.
I don't want to get rejected. I need to be on the course to get into Sussex Uni by Sept 2015.
All the best, DD
i used bbc bitesize gcse for maths and for english. its very basic tbh you just need to check spelling on a computer and compare words and add punctuation. With the maths study area perimeter mean median mode range long multiplcation division and that covers 3/4 of it so you will pass that was a little on area of a triangle the rest is basic adding and subtraction. i hope this helps if you have not done the test already good luck