This course offers progression onto degree-level courses and a change to your career and prospects. You could progress to degree course at university, distant learning or a higher-level apprenticeship. You need to be at least 19 years of age to study on this course.
A student loan is available for those aged 19 and above to cover the cost of tuition fees. If you subsequently progress on to a degree course and successfully complete it, this loan will be written off.
The OCN London Access to HE Diploma programme is designed for adults who want to progress to higher education, degree level courses and higher-level apprenticeships. You will attend college for 2 days per week, but should also set aside additional time for private study required for background reading, to complete your work and achieve your goal of progressing to HE. Progression to HE will be dependent on the grades you achieve.
Each Access module contributes credits towards the Diploma. The main subject sets are English Language and English Literature, History and Psychology. Some of the units included are; Studying a Novel, Writing Autobiographically, Historical Interpretation, Psychological Abnormalities and Human Memory. These have been selected to maximise your chances of progressing onto your desired University course. Within these subjects there may be some choice of study. You will also learn the study skills required for both this course, and your next one.
Many students also choose to join us on a cultural visit to a European City (at an extra cost).
If you feel that you have studied similar material previously you may claim Accredited Prior Learning (APL) for such study (subject to approval by the awarding body. Our tutors would be happy to advise you about this.
Assessment varies according to each module but is typically written assignments, controlled assessments and presentations.
The Access course is designed for adults who want to progress to higher education, degree level courses, but do not have the necessary qualifications. You must be 19+ at the beginning of the course and be able to demonstrate that you are ready for study at this level. You must hold English (GCSE grade 4 or above, or equivalent). As part of the application process, you will be offered an interview with the course tutor.
Adult returners are particularly welcomed onto this programme.
After Your Course
This programme can also lead to a variety of degree programmes including; Psychology, Sociology, History, Languages and Linguistics. It is important to check with the university of your choice about eligibility for their courses, and our experienced tutors will be able to advise you with such questions.
The fee displayed is the course fee. Course fees are per year for full-time courses and per course for part-time courses.
There may be other costs associated with this course, e.g. kit, equipment, books, trips etc. Financial support may be available to support you with these. See the Student Money pages for more information.
The current full-time & degree-level fee information is related to the 2023/24 academic year.
Level 3-6 Courses
Advanced Learning Loans are available for students aged 19 or over and studying eligible level 3, 4, 5 & 6 courses. If you are on an Access course, the loan will be written off if you complete a degree.
You may qualify for financial support to cover the cost of a Level 3 qualification if you do not already have a Level 3 qualification (this will depend on the course & your age on 31/08/23).
Please speak to Student Services for more information on course fees.
The fees displayed are for the one-year AS-Level course. If you would like to progress onto the full A-Level, please get in touch with us for the cost of the second year, as it will be different.
16-18 year olds
There are no course fees if you were aged 16-18 on 31/08/23 and are not studying at another institution.