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Level 3

Access Diploma in Humanities (Blended)


This is a one year course blended course to prepare you to embark on a University degree in a range of Humanities courses, including English, History and Philosophy.

By the end of the course, you will have had the opportunity to explore the ancient Greeks, as well as Religion today. Modules will also focus on Literature through the ages and an introduction to Creative Writing.

Students need to complete 15 modules in total, from 16 offered:


  • Philosophy 1 – Ancient Greek Philosophy
  • Philosophy 2 – Normative Ethical Theories
  • Philosophy 3 – Philosophy -; The problem of Evil
  • Philosophy 4 – Philosophy of Religion -; the Existence of God
  • History 1 -; The individual in History
  • History 2 -; Historical controversy
  • History 3 -; Historical concepts -; cause and consequence
  • History 4 -; Historical concepts -; significance and perspectives

Group two

  • English 1 -; Poetry
  • English 2 -; Prose
  • English 3 -; Shakespeare’;s Drama
  • English 4 -; Short Fiction
  • English 5 -; Studying a Play
  • English 6 -; Introduction to Creative Writing
  • English 7 -; Fairy Tales
  • Creative Writing 8 -; Writing a short story

This is a blended learning course where you will attend online lessons via Microsoft Teams two evenings a week and then attend college for 6 Saturdays across the year at Chichester Campus.

You need to ensure you have facilities at home to enable you to join the online learning and have the environment and equipment in which to study in the evenings.

In addition to the lesson on a Wednesday evening, from 5-6pm there is an online study skills and progression support available to help you develop the skills you need for Higher Education. You will have regular tutorials with your course leader to support you in your studies.


You must be over 19 on the 1st September and must have a minimum GCSE grade C (grade 4 or above) in English Language and Maths. You will also be invited to an interview with a course teacher, to discuss your individual needs and progression routes.

Universities prefer Access applicants to have gained a reasonable amount of relevant work experience and/or life experience, when they apply for a degree level course.

It is also important to ensure you will realistically be able to manage the course workload alongside any other commitments in your life. Being a mature student is extremely challenging but also highly rewarding if taken up at the right time and with the right plans and support in place. You will need approximately 30 hours per week (term time) to manage the course workload.


Our range of leisure and hobby courses keeps growing, with even more fun and exciting courses starting throughout 2024.

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