Adult Access

You should be at least 19 years of age at the start of the course. Access courses help you gain the confidence and skills needed to study at university or other Higher Education programmes.  

The Access Diploma in Adult Learning 
The Diploma in Adult Learning has a core of Mathematics and Communications which moves into specialist pathways  - Science, Combined Studies (Nursing etc...), as well as Social Sciences and Humanities. 
Career destinations: Learners have been able to enrol on a variety of HE programmes including Midwifery, Law, Biomedical Science, Teacher Training, Social Work, Radiography, Podiatry and a range of other undergraduate degree courses. 

ADULT DIPLOMA IN ADULT LEARNING - COMBINED STUDIES
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ADULT DIPLOMA IN ADULT LEARNING - SCIENCE
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ADULT DIPLOMA IN ADULT LEARNING - SOCIAL SCIENCE AND HUMANITIES
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Kate Cahill

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Kate Cahill

Associate Bachelor’s Degree in English & History, Newry Campus

I completed the Adult Access course and decided to stay on at SRC to study the Associate Bachelor’s Degree in English & History instead of going to university.

I enjoy the challenge of learning about something different. I especially enjoy the interaction with other students, the views exchanged and the tutor’s responses to our questions. I found the lecturers very helpful and they really helped me on a personal basis. I hope to progress onto the BA Hons Degree course in English and History and a Doctorate.

This is a unique programme in that it affords you the opportunity to complete (in one year full-time or two years part-time) a range of modules that will enable you to develop a skill set that is fit for purpose in a modern employment market. These programmes all offer the equivalence of GCSEs (including Mathematics and English Language) at grade C and an A Level or a full Leaving Certificate tariff that will satisfy entry to many HE programmes. If you take part in the full-time programme you will also be offered Essential Skills ICT and two Employability programmes to ensure that you have an enhanced learner qualification profile.