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confused about access to HE

Hiya, I'm 18 and about to start an access course in psychology with DLC.

The degree I'm hoping to study in uni is for Film and Television Production, so I'm wondering if studying psychology with an access course will get me rejected from doing so since it isn't related to the degree.

Do access to HE courses have to be related to the degree you study at uni? (mostly asking since there are no film/media related courses with DLC, but I'm good at psychology so I'm not fussed.)
Original post by mgssssss
Hiya, I'm 18 and about to start an access course in psychology with DLC.

The degree I'm hoping to study in uni is for Film and Television Production, so I'm wondering if studying psychology with an access course will get me rejected from doing so since it isn't related to the degree.

Do access to HE courses have to be related to the degree you study at uni? (mostly asking since there are no film/media related courses with DLC, but I'm good at psychology so I'm not fussed.)

@mgssssss
Hi, I've taught on Access for over 10 years so I can help you.

The answer isn't really straight forward. Firstly, the key thing is to speak to the University admissions tutors and check the websites if the courses you want to go onto and see their entry requirements. Sometimes some courses just want so many UCAS tariff points at a certain level (which come from your grades for Access/ A levels/BTEC). For highly competitive areas such as Nursing, Pharmacy, and Midwifery they would want a related Access program. I have had students on the Social Science Pathway who have gone onto to do Primary teaching, Musical Technology, and Media type courses, but they were typically older students asked to do some 'recent study'.

Access to HE courses at designed for adult learners who are 19+, but a quirk in the funding means you can do it at 18 but there is often a high drop out rate due to the high intensity of the course of 18 year olds. Have you had a look to see if there is a specific Access to HE for your area. Some colleges run one titled something like Film and Creative Digital Media - the actual diploma title does not matter, it is the modules that it covers that matters so the name may differ between providers.

If you can I would do the program at a further education college rather than online as there will be a stronger support network to help you throughout the course.

Marc
Arden University Student Ambassador
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Original post by mgssssss
Hiya, I'm 18 and about to start an access course in psychology with DLC.
The degree I'm hoping to study in uni is for Film and Television Production, so I'm wondering if studying psychology with an access course will get me rejected from doing so since it isn't related to the degree.
Do access to HE courses have to be related to the degree you study at uni? (mostly asking since there are no film/media related courses with DLC, but I'm good at psychology so I'm not fussed.)

Hi, I would like to know which college you did your access at 18
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Hello, please I would like to know which college would accept an 18year old into their access course program
Original post by mgssssss
Hiya, I'm 18 and about to start an access course in psychology with DLC.

The degree I'm hoping to study in uni is for Film and Television Production, so I'm wondering if studying psychology with an access course will get me rejected from doing so since it isn't related to the degree.

Do access to HE courses have to be related to the degree you study at uni? (mostly asking since there are no film/media related courses with DLC, but I'm good at psychology so I'm not fussed.)

A Psychology Access Diploma isn’t going to provide any opportunities to work on or develop a portfolio/showreel of film/media creative work which will be required for any decent film production degree.

It’s not an ideal choice. Have you looked into taking an Art & Design Foundation Diploma with a media/lens based specialism instead? That’s likely to be more useful for your chosen career

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