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Access to Higher Education: Africana Studies

Africana Studies provides a critical examination of Africa and her diaspora. We have developed it as an extension of our African and Caribbean Studies module (offered on Humanities and Social Science pathways). Africana Studies is the only qualification of its type in Europe and has been developed in response to the limited accredited African/black related courses in the UK.

The course will provide you with a broad foundation and deeper-contextualisation of Africa and the global African/Black experience.

Who is this course for?

Those who wish to broaden their intellectual horizons by focusing on aspects of human and cultural development otherwise rendered invisible.
• Anyone who seeks to expand upon the normative ‘black history’ discourse in mainstream curricula
• If you are of African descent, this is a unique opportunity for you to explore your heritage and identity, and gain a qualification whilst doing so
• If you are not of African descent and plan to work in the social/public sector, this course will provide you with an expansive understanding of the factors that shape the African/black experience globally

Course contents

The diploma is made up of four modules (4 classes per week), contents include:

African Studies: Examines Africa as the cradle of humanity, pre-and post-colonial history, the consequences of Maafa (the trans-Atlantic Slave Trade) in the continent, African women, African spiritual systems and resistance to imperialism (historical and contemporary).

Diasporic Studies: Surveys the forced migration of Africans to the Americas, resistance to it and the continuity of Africa in the Americas and Europe. Also, you will explore the work of black intellectuals, radicals and socio-cultural movements that have emerged in the 20th and 21st century. Additionally, students will examine the black presence and socio-cultural contributions to Europe.

Caribbean Studies: This module focuses on the shaping of the Caribbean as you will be critically assessing indigenous populations and the arrival of Europeans, Africans and Asians to the landscape through the lens of Maafa (The African Holocaust). You will also assess contemporary expressions of liberation through music, spirituality and literature.

Study Skills: You will focus on developing your academic discipline and effectiveness. We will support you in preparing a UCAS application and learn how to produce an independent academic research project.

Entry Requirements: At least one GCSE in English or Maths (Grades A-C).

What others have said about this course:

“The diploma allows students to engage with a number of very relevant contemporary issues as well as examining key historical events from a non-Eurocentric perspective” – SOAS University

“The need to decolonise the curriculum has never been more relevant and this is true with further as well as higher education. The diploma will allow students to explore contemporary issues with an excellent historical grounding” Dr Kehinde Andrews, Birmingham City University

 

Access to Sports Science Level 3

This one year course offers a flexible and comprehensive range of modules.  You select a personalised course that can meet a variety of outcomes.  Modules are available at different levels and subject areas include:-

  • Anatomy
  • Biomechanics
  • Coaching Skills
  • Diet and Nutrition
  • First Aid
  • Health & Fitness
  • Physiology
  • Sociology
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sports Psychology

These are applied to sport and exercise through classroom study, discussion and practical workshops.

Acceptance on all courses is by interview only.

You will need to demonstrate an interest and enthusiasm for the subject, along with a good level of both written and spoken English.

Help and assistance can be given to students who have difficulty with language, numeric and IT skills.

Successful completion of the course can lead directly into employment in the community, Higher Education or other vocational awards.

Access to Paramedic Studies Level 3

Paramedics have a highly responsible role, being the first healthcare professionals to arrive at the scene responding to a range of emergency and non-emergency situations. The job offers great variety and personal development opportunities.

The course is well suited to meet the entry requirements and to prepare you for higher education. The College has well established relationships with universities resulting in excellent progression.

This one year course offers a flexible and comprehensive range of modules.  You select a personalised course that can meet a variety of outcomes.  Modules are available at different levels and subject areas include:-

• Biology
• Psychology
• Professional Studies
• Health

Acceptance on all courses is by interview only.

You will need to demonstrate an interest and enthusiasm for the subject, along with GCSE (or equivalent) English and maths.  Help and assistance can be given to students who have difficulty with language, numeric and IT skills.

Successful completion of the course can lead directly into Higher Education or other vocational awards.

Access to Radiography Level 3

There is far more to Radiography than taking X-rays, you can choose to specialise in diagnostic or therapeutic radiography.

What ever route you choose you will be entering a rewarding and varied profession.

Did you leave school a long time ago?
Did you fail to achieve your full potential at school?
Do you feel it’s time for a new career, a change of direction?

If you are over 19 and would like to gain the skills to go to university to study Radiography this is the course for you.

To pass the diploma students have to achieve 60 credits, 45 are graded at Pass, Merit or Distinction and the remaining 15 credits are from compulsory study skills units which include; essay writing, research skills and critical thinking, the successful completion of which is designed to prepare students for the kinds of independent study that they will experience in Higher Education. This is a demanding intensive course and you will need to be highly motivated with a committed and organised approach and a genuine aptitude and passion for your subject. You are expected to self-study for a minimum of 10 extra hours a week in order to manage strict work deadlines and to cope with the work load.

Depending on your chosen progression route, some universities may expect you to have gained experience working in a relevant vocational setting and are also likely to require a DBS check. It is strongly advised that you to have any required work experience in place by the time you begin your Access course.

Entry Requirements

The entry requirements for these Access courses are:

  • GCSE Maths A* to C
  • GCSE English A* to C

If you do not already hold these qualifications, we advise you to gain these qualifications before enrolling onto Access to H.E. Many universities will be asking you for high grades in your work and you need to be sure these are achievable.
You should research university courses very carefully to make sure you have what they are looking for as you will be applying for a university place within the first term.

What Books And Equipment Do I Need?

  • You will need writing materials to take notes and store class handouts.
  • You will need access to a computer to produce your course work
  • A booklist is provided but there are no mandatory books to purchase.

Where will I Study ?

  • All classes are at the Chelsea, Hortensia Road SW10 0QS site.
  • There is a laboratory space used for some of the lectures.

What will I learn?

There are 5 Study Skills across all Access pathways and these support the academic skills you will need for both the course and for progression to higher education. There are a range of biology units that cover the main body systems, Cardiovascular, Respiratory, Skeletal, Muscular and Nervous; some pathways also complete a practical science unit. Pathways will have specialist units in Nursing, Midwifery, Paramedic and Sports Science and Radiography includes 3 units in Physics. Science pathways will study Biology, Physics and Chemistry.

How will I be taught?

You will be taught by subject specialists through a range of classroom based activities both theoretical and practical. Your day is divided into four 90 minute classes covering a range of subject areas. You will be required to attend for two full days a week, 9.30am until 4.30pm Access is an intensive study program; you must be completely committed to work hard and are required to maintain 100% attendance.

How will I be assessed?

Assessment is on-going and developed through a portfolio of course work. A large proportion of your work will be essay or assignment based but you can also expect exams, presentations and project work. Each term will cover a different range of units and there are strict assessment deadlines linked to achievement of merit and distinction grades.

There are 45 credits available at merit and distinction level and some universities will make an offer conditional on achieving a specified grade profile.

What can I do next?

You will be applying to your chosen universities through UCAS around October, November time.  The Kensington and Chelsea College Access programme has excellent links with a wide range of universities and each year a number of our students progress to the Russell group universities. Progression routes have included: 

  • Radiography: City, South Bank, Hertfordshire, Portsmouth, Exeter Suffolk

Access to Midwifery Level 3

There is a shortage of midwives in the NHS and there are plans to increase the numbers in the next few years. Would you like to be a part of this rewarding profession?

Depending on your chosen progression route, some universities may expect you to have gained experience working in a relevant vocational setting and are also likely to require a DBS check. It is strongly advised that you have any required work experience in place by the time you begin your Access course.

Entry Requirements

  • GCSE Maths A* to C
  • GCSE English A* to C

If you do not already hold these qualifications we advise you to gain these qualifications before enrolling onto Access to H.E. Many universities will be asking you for high grades in your work and you need to be sure these are achievable.
You should research university courses very carefully to make sure you have what they are looking for as you will be applying for a university place within the first term.

What Books And Equipment Do I Need?

  • You will need writing materials to take notes and store class handouts.
  • You will need access to a computer to produce your course work
  • A booklist is provided but there are no mandatory books to purchase.

Where will I Study ?

  • All classes are at the Chelsea, Hortensia Road SW10 0QS site.
  • There is a laboratory space used for some of the lectures.

What will I learn?

There are 5 Study Skills across all Access pathways and these support the academic skills you will need for both the course and for progression to higher education. There are a range of biology units that cover the main body systems, Cardiovascular, Respiratory, Skeletal, Muscular and Nervous; some pathways also complete a practical science unit. Pathways will have specialist units in Nursing, Midwifery, Paramedic and Sports Science and Radiography includes 3 units in Physics. Science pathways will study Biology, Physics and Chemistry.

How will I be taught?

You will be taught by subject specialists through a range of classroom based activities both theoretical and practical. Your day is divided into four 90 minute classes covering a range of subject areas. You will be required to attend for two full days a week, 9.30am until 4.30pm. Access is an intensive study program; you must be completely committed to work hard and are required to maintain 100% attendance.

How will I be assessed?

Assessment is on-going and developed through a portfolio of course work. A large proportion of your work will be essay or assignment based but you can also expect exams, presentations and project work. Each term will cover a different range of units and there are strict assessment deadlines linked to achievement of merit and distinction grades.

There are 45 credits available at merit and distinction level and some universities will make an offer conditional on achieving a specified grade profile.

What can I do next?

You will be applying to your chosen universities through UCAS around October, November time.  The Kensington and Chelsea College Access programme has excellent links with a wide range of universities and each year a number of our students progress to the Russell group universities. Progression routes have included: 

  • Midwifery: Kings, West London, Middlesex, South bank, Huddersfield, Kingston

Access to Science Level 3

The Access to Science course is for students wishing to progress to university, to study on science-related courses such as Biomedical Sciences, Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Environmental Science, Paramedic Science, Pharmacy, Food Science and Microbiology and some healthcare related degree courses. This is an intensive study programme and you will need to be completely committed and prepared to undertake self-study. It is recommended that you gain some experience in a relevant setting by the time you begin your Access to Science course.

To pass the diploma students have to achieve 60 credits, 45 are graded at Pass, Merit or Distinction and the remaining 15 credits are from compulsory study skills units which include; essay writing, research skills and critical thinking, the successful completion of which is designed to prepare students for the kinds of independent study that they will experience in Higher Education. This is a demanding intensive course and you will need to be highly motivated with a committed and organised approach and a genuine aptitude and passion for your subject. You are expected to self-study for a minimum of 10 extra hours a week in order to manage strict work deadlines and to cope with the work load.

Depending on your chosen progression route, some universities may expect you to have gained experience working in a relevant vocational setting and are also likely to require a DBS check. It is strongly advised that you have any required work experience in place by the time you begin your Access course.

Entry Requirements

The entry requirements for these Access courses are:

  • GCSE Maths A* to C
  • GCSE English A* to C

If you do not already hold these qualifications, we advise you to gain these qualifications before enrolling onto Access to H.E. Many universities will be asking you for high grades in your work and you need to be sure these are achievable.
You should research university courses very carefully to make sure you have what they are looking for as you will be applying for a university place within the first term.

What Books And Equipment Do I Need?

  • You will need writing materials to take notes and store class handouts.
  • You will need access to a computer to produce your course work
  • A booklist is provided but there are no mandatory books to purchase.

Where will I Study ?

  • All classes are at the Chelsea, Hortensia Road SW10 0QS site.
  • There is a laboratory space used for some of the lectures.

What will I learn?

There are 5 Study Skills across all Access pathways and these support the academic skills you will need for both the course and for progression to higher education. There are a range of biology units that cover the main body systems, Cardiovascular, Respiratory, Skeletal, Muscular and Nervous; some pathways also complete a practical science unit. Pathways will have specialist units in Nursing, Midwifery, Paramedic and Sports Science and Radiography includes 3 units in Physics. Science pathways will study Biology, Physics and Chemistry.

How will I be taught?

You will be taught by subject specialists through a range of classroom based activities both theoretical and practical. Your day is divided into four 90 minute classes covering a range of subject areas. You will be required to attend for two full days a week, 9.30am until 4.30pm. Access is an intensive study program; you must be completely committed to work hard and are required to maintain 100% attendance.

How will I be assessed?

Assessment is on-going and developed through a portfolio of course work. A large proportion of your work will be essay or assignment based but you can also expect exams, presentations and project work. Each term will cover a different range of units and there are strict assessment deadlines linked to achievement of merit and distinction grades.

There are 45 credits available at merit and distinction level and some universities will make an offer conditional on achieving a specified grade profile.

What can I do next?

You will be applying to your chosen universities through UCAS around October, November time.  The Kensington and Chelsea College Access programme has excellent links with a wide range of universities and each year a number of our students progress to the Russell group universities. Progression routes have included: 

  • Science: Kent, Royal Holloway, Brighton, Kings, Southampton, London Metropolitan, St Mary’s

Access to Nursing Level 3

Our highly successful Access to Midwifery, Nursing, Paramedic Studies, Radiography, Science and Sports Science courses run over one year and are for students wishing to gain a level 3 qualification that allows them to progress onto a degree program.

To pass the diploma students have to achieve 60 credits, 45 are graded at Pass, Merit or Distinction and the remaining 15 credits are from compulsory study skills units which include; essay writing, research skills and critical thinking, the successful completion of which is designed to prepare students for the kinds of independent study that they will experience in Higher Education.

This is a demanding intensive course and you will need to be highly motivated with a committed and organised approach and a genuine aptitude and passion for your subject. You are expected to self-study for a minimum of 10 extra hours a week in order to manage strict work deadlines and to cope with the work load.

Depending on your chosen progression route, some universities may expect you to have gained experience working in a relevant vocational setting and are also likely to require a DBS check. It is strongly advised that you to have any required work experience in place by the time you begin your Access course.

Entry Requirements

The entry requirements for these Access courses are:

  • GCSE Maths A* to C
  • GCSE English A* to C

If you do not already hold these qualifications, we advise you to gain these qualifications before enrolling onto Access to H.E. Many universities will be asking you for high grades in your work and you need to be sure these are achievable.
You should research university courses very carefully to make sure you have what they are looking for as you will be applying for a university place within the first term.

What Books And Equipment Do I Need?

  • You will need writing materials to take notes and store class handouts.
  • You will need access to a computer to produce your course work
  • A booklist is provided but there are no mandatory books to purchase.

Where will I Study ?

  • All classes are at the Chelsea, Hortensia Road SW10 0QS site.
  • There is a laboratory space used for some of the lectures.

What will I learn?

There are 5 Study Skills across all Access pathways and these support the academic skills you will need for both the course and for progression to higher education. There are a range of biology units that cover the main body systems, Cardiovascular, Respiratory, Skeletal, Muscular and Nervous; some pathways also complete a practical science unit. Pathways will have specialist units in Nursing, Midwifery, Paramedic and Sports Science and Radiography includes 3 units in Physics. Science pathways will study Biology, Physics and Chemistry.

How will I be taught?

You will be taught by subject specialists through a range of classroom based activities both theoretical and practical. Your day is divided into four 90 minute classes covering a range of subject areas. You will be required to attend for two full days a week, 9.30am until 4.30pm Access is an intensive study program; you must be completely committed to work hard and are required to maintain 100% attendance.

How will I be assessed?

Assessment is on-going and developed through a portfolio of course work. A large proportion of your work will be essay or assignment based but you can also expect exams, presentations and project work. Each term will cover a different range of units and there are strict assessment deadlines linked to achievement of merit and distinction grades.

There are 45 credits available at merit and distinction level and some universities will make an offer conditional on achieving a specified grade profile.

What can I do next?

You will be applying to your chosen universities through UCAS around October, November time.  The Kensington and Chelsea College Access programme has excellent links with a wide range of universities and each year a number of our students progress to the Russell group universities. Progression routes have included: 

  • Nursing: Kingston, South Bank, Buckinghamshire

Access to HE Diploma (Counselling)

This pathway is intended for students who wish to study for a psychology and/or Counselling degree at University. Our Diploma courses lead to nationally recognised qualifications that enable successful students to progress onto degree level study at University. The Psychology and Counselling Diploma programme is the most suitable route for you if you are looking to go on to study a degree in subjects such as: Psychology, Psychology with counselling, Counselling and Psychotherapy, Education with psychology, Sociology, Criminology, Psychology with Professional Development or other similar subjects.

The pathway will enable you to gain a solid introduction to the field, study key counselling methods such as CBT and Transactional analysis and also develop the skills you will need to become a successful counsellor. You will study core modules in Study Skills, which will enable you to develop the essential skills you will need to be a successful student at University, along with three modules, namely psychology, counselling and sociology.

If the degree you are aiming to study requires you to have GCSE in Maths and English, you will also have the opportunity to achieve these qualifications within your programme of study. You will receive extensive support throughout the course, including guidance around all aspects of your University application.

Access to Social Science

The Access to HE Diploma in Social Sciences is an intensive one year programme of study. It will equip you with the skills, experience and qualifications to go on to study a range of higher education courses in social science areas that can then lead to careers in social work, psychology, and the probation service, as well as professionals involved in the development of social policy as many of our past students are working in those fields. Some of the subjects you will be studying are: Anthropology, Psychology, Politics & Study Skills.

Over recent years our students have successfully progressed on to high-ranking Universities throughout the United Kingdom and beyond, such as: Oxford, Cambridge, King’s College London, The London School of Economics, Brunel, Goldsmiths, Queen Mary, Exeter and York. We also have a progression agreement with the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) and Birkbeck.

What Are the Entry Requirements? GCSE English and GCSE Mathematics at grades A*-C.

Access to Higher Education: Law

This pathway is intended for students who wish to study for a Law degree at University but do not have the required entry qualifications. Our Diploma is recognised by all HE Institutions: last year all of our successful students went on to study law at University. Many students continue to read law at prestigious universities such as SOAS, Cambridge, Kings and Exeter. This Diploma covers a wide range of areas within law such as tort, contract and criminal law in preparation for degree level with a strong focus on core modules required at university. You will also study the English legal system and take part in mock trials in units such as the trial process. The course equips students with the tools needed to study law at undergraduate level by developing legal research skills, improving their essay writing, examination and note taking techniques through study skills. Students will be supported through the university application process. Those who do not already have GCSE passes in Maths & English will also have the option of studying for GCSE equivalencies.