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Course Essentials

This 100% online Access to HE Diploma (Business), accredited by One Awards is perfect for you if you would like to study at university but currently don’t have the required qualifications, such as A Levels. You will gain the knowledge and skills in business that you need to succeed at degree level, and importantly, build your confidence in returning to learning. Studying by flexible online distance learning means that you can learn whenever and wherever you like, and fit learning around your existing commitments. Please note our current intake is subject to demand.

The Access course is designed for students who have a minimum of two years’ experience of life or work after school. Applicants will be asked to submit a personal statement explaining what they have done after leaving school and how they have developed skills necessary to study. This could include a job or acting as a parent or carer.

Funding your studies

A student loan is not currently available for Access to Higher Education Diplomas studied through Arden, but we believe costs shouldn’t be a barrier to personal development. This is why our Access courses offer excellent value for money and you can pay as you go too.

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Key Information

Award:
Access to HE Diploma
Credits:
60
UCAS Course Code:
TBC
Course Title:
Access to HE Diploma (Business)
Duration:
1-3 years
Intake Status:
Intake open
Study Mode:
Distance learning
Exemptions Available:
No
Course Fees:
See Course Fees and Funding tab
Accredited by:
One Awards
Entry Requirements

The Access course is designed for students who have a minimum of two years’ experience of life or work after school. Applicants will be asked to submit a personal statement explaining what they have done after leaving school and how they have developed skills necessary to study. This could include a job or acting as a parent or carer.

For students whose prior learning was not taught in English, you must have IELTS 6.0 or equivalent.

For more information about our entry requirements, please contact our Admissions Team.

Next steps

Applying for this course takes just a few minutes and is the first step towards gaining your qualification. You can begin your online application now and one of our friendly Admissions Advisors will be in touch to discuss your study options.

Course Details & Modules

During this Access Diploma you will have the opportunity to learn the core skills and explore key subject areas of the business world, including how to manage people and processes, understand the marketing environment and principles, and the chance to complete your own business project based on what you have learned.

Modules are:

  • Academic Skills for Access to HE (6 credits)
  • Using IT, Numeracy and Data for Learning and Research in HE (9 credits)
  • Business Environment (9 credits)
  • Management Functions (9 credits)
  • The Marketing Environment (9 credits)
  • An Introduction to HRM (9 credits)
  • Researching your Business Project (9 credits)

Assessments

Assessments provide an opportunity to demonstrate your strengths in a number of ways and so a variety of methods are used, these could include:

  • Essays
  • Research project
  • Data analysis
  • Poster
  • Presentation
  • Report

To support your development and ensure you are on the right track with your studies we will provide you with tutor feedback on every assessment you submit. If required, your tutor may be able to give you suggestions for improvement and help you understand how to apply your newly acquired skills into real life settings.

Next steps

Applying for this course takes just a few minutes and is the first step towards gaining your qualification. You can begin your online application now and one of our friendly Admissions Advisors will be in touch to discuss your study options.

Course Fees & Funding

Fees

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We believe costs shouldn’t be a barrier to personal development which is why our Access courses offer excellent value for money and you can pay as you go. If you are looking for a smart and flexible option to study then look no further - you can stay in control of your finance and focus on your learning.

As well as our commitment to low fees, if you complete your Access course with us and progress to an Arden University undergraduate degree, we guarantee to offer you a £1,000 bursary on your final year of study.

Current Access Course Fees:

  • Pay in full course fee: £2,475
  • Pay as you go total cost: £2,750
  • 1 x 6 credit module: £278
  • 6 x 9 credit modules: £412

Please speak to our admission team if you would like any more information.

Next steps

Applying for this course takes just a few minutes and is the first step towards gaining your qualification. You can begin your online application now and one of our friendly Admissions Advisors will be in touch to discuss your study options.

Careers Impact

Want to know exactly Where an Access course could take you?

If you successfully complete the Access course, you will be eligible to progress on to one of Arden’s BA Hons degrees. You might consider:

You can continue to study by flexible online distance learning, or might want to consider blended learning for your undergraduate degree, where you combine your online study with just 2 days per week of classroom sessions.

Either of these routes mean you have the time to gain work experience or start your career alongside your learning. You might look for relevant positions in local businesses where you can apply what you have learnt in the workplace.

Next steps

Applying for this course takes just a few minutes and is the first step towards gaining your qualification. You can begin your online application now and one of our friendly Admissions Advisors will be in touch to discuss your study options.

If you’re not 100% comfortable with university level study choosing 4 year degree would be a smart choice. The first year is designed to give you the basics needed to successfully complete the rest of the degree as it focuses on essential study skills. You will build your confidence and become a capable, well equipped student who is able to complete the full degree.

The four year degree is perfect for you if:

  • It’s been a while since you studied
  • You don’t feel you did well in previous academic study
  • You want to improve your time management skills
  • You’re not confident in writing assignments and would like some support
  • You want to learn research skill that can support your studies and assignments
  • You want some extra knowledge of the degree subject before beginning the course.

This foundation year is part of the full degree. If you are funding your degree by Tuition Fee Loan from the UK Government, your tuition fee for the foundation year will also be covered in this loan.

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