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Access to HE 2024
Level 3
Unit No:
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Qualification Grading Type


Unit Learning Outcomes


Be able to identify opportunities for Higher Education.

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.


Be able to complete a Higher Education application form.

Assessment Criteria

  • 2.1.

    Complete an application form with attention to detail, meeting a given deadline.

  • 2.2.

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


Be able to prepare 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 use of previous experience and recent study.


Be able to plan and 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.