Course details

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Part-time: 32 weeks

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Derby Campus

Course description

This course is for students that want to develop their basic academic skills and wish to progress onto higher education in the future, or further their employment opportunities.

As you study either GCSEs or Functional Skills in English and Maths (depending on your previous qualifications), you'll have the chance to further enhance additional abilities whilst studying Social Sciences (including Psychology related topics).

The Progression Certificate course will provide an opportunity for developing studying, academic skills and confidence. The course is for adults aged over 19 years of age who are intending to progress on to either our Access to HE Diploma’s or Foundation Programme Joint Honours courses but who do not currently have the required entry qualification.

To find out more about the course, please book your place at our next Access Information Event:

What you will study

Please note that our modules are subject to change - we review the content of our courses regularly, making changes where necessary to improve your experience and graduate prospects.

Entry requirements

You’ll need to be over 19 years of age. Ideally you will have achieved Mathematics and English Functional Skills Level 2 or GCSEs D(3). However, students will be considered on an individual basis. You’ll also need to demonstrate a commitment and ability to study, and take a literacy/numeracy assessment.

How to apply

If you're interested in this course you'll need to attend an Information Event.

At the event, you’ll be able to find out everything about the course, find out about fees and finance and get careers advice.

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Additional information about your studies

Please note: Our courses are refreshed and updated on a regular basis. If you are thinking about transferring onto this course (into the second year for example), you should contact the programme leader for the relevant course information as modules may vary from those shown on this page.