Access to Higher Education - OU Choices

Course Content

The Open University (OU) are collaborating with the college to offer OU Choices: a blended learning opportunity to prepare for higher level study, training or employment. This programme offers tutor support from the college and the OU, both online and in class. The course aims to develop academic study and research skills, and offers SQA units (at level 6) including: Combined English (Communication NC and Literature 1); ICT; Academic Study Skills; Numeracy. These complement the OU access module of your choice: Arts and Language, People, Work and Society or Science, Technology and Maths.

Entry Requirements

Level 5 qualifications, particularly in English and Maths or Communication and Numeracy is essential. As this is a blended learning opportunity, applicants will need to have a working knowledge of ICT. Some experience of level 6 study is desirable. Applicants will be invited to attend a short interview and diagnostic test to assess suitability for the course.

Method of Assessment

Portfolio-based and assessed through ongoing course work. Course work is graded by both D&A College and OU lecturers.

Future Prospects

Successful completion of this course prepares candidates for higher level study at HN level, university or employment.

Course Overview
  • Study Type

    Full Time

  • Campus

    Gardyne Campus

  • Start Date

    24 Aug 2020

  • SCQF Level


  • Duration

    32 Weeks

  • Subject Area

    Access & Essential Skills

  • Tuition fees may be paid for full-time students in Scotland subject to meeting residency requirements, applications should be made to the appropriate funding body. International Students please refer to our International fees page

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