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 full-time programme combines college class delivery with an online OU Access module. The course develops academic research and study skills towards SQA units (at level 6) including: Combined English (Communication NC and Literature 1); ICT; Academic Study Skills;  as well as National 5 Maths. 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 are essential. As this is a blended learning opportunity, applicants will need to be self-motivated, have a working knowledge of ICT and access to technology. Some experience of level 6 study is desirable. Applicants may be invited for a diagnostic test and interview to assess suitability for the course.

Method of Assessment

Portfolio-based and assessed through ongoing course work and graded by both D&A College and OU lecturers. There is an end exam for National 5 Maths. 

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

    23 Aug 2021

  • SCQF Level


  • Duration

    32 Weeks

  • Subject Area

    Access to Higher Education

  • 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

Recruitment is now for Reserve List places only – please contact us if you wish to discuss

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