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Access to HE
Level 3
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Qualification Grading Type


Grade Descriptors

  • Ungraded

Unit Learning Outcomes


Understand how to identify opportunities for Higher Education.

This can also include Higher and Degree Apprenticeships.

Assessment Criteria

  • 1.1
    Use information sources to research Higher Education courses.
  • 1.2

    Analyse processes and procedures necessary to gain entry to Higher Education.

  • 1.3
    Analyse information on Higher Education courses and make appropriate realistic choices.


Understand the process of completing a Higher Education application form.

Assessment Criteria

  • 2.1
    Complete an application form with excellent attention to detail, meeting a given deadline.
  • 2.2

    Summarise and evaluate personal experiences, achievement and goals, communicating these clearly in a personal statement.


Understand preparation required for the interview process.

Assessment Criteria

  • 3.1

    Conduct further personal research into courses at relevant institutions in preparation for an interview.

  • 3.2
    Prepare provisional answers to anticipated questions, making excellent use of previous experience and recent study.


Understand the need to prepare for the transition to Higher Education.

Assessment Criteria

  • 4.1

    Analyse the personal and academic qualities needed for successful study in Higher Education. 

  • 4.2

    Explain likely practical problems and barriers in moving to higher education and seek strategies for overcoming these.

  • 4.3
    Analyse the nature of study in Higher Education.