Access To Further Education Diploma – Level 1

This unique, bespoke course is all about you, your interests and helping you find the right career path that suits you. Offering an opportunity to experience a huge variety of different subject areas, Access to Further Education is perfect for anyone who is uncertain what direction they want to take.

Building your own personalised course tailored exclusively to your aspirations and passions, this programme aims to give you the maximum opportunity to explore your interests, build skills and provide the springboard to progress into employment or further studies in you chosen career.

Alongside the practical learning experiences, you will develop personal qualities and attitudes, social and interpersonal skills and build your confidence. This course is an excellent opportunity to experience varied hands-on activities which will help you make an informed next step.

  • What will be studied

    This course will provide you with a bespoke curriculum; you will sample:-

    • Health and Social Care
    • Childcare
    • Beauty
    • Performing Arts
    • Public Services
    • IT
    • Sport
    • Dance
    • Hairdressing
    • Travel
    • Brickwork
    • Motor Vehicle maintenance
    • Carpentry
    • Electrical


    You will also study Maths and English to boost your ever-growing skillset.

  • What are the entry requirements?

    There are no formal requirements, however, a reasonable standard of literacy and numeracy, a suitable level of general education and an appropriate reference will be required.

    Completion of an initial assessment is mandatory to establish suitability for the course.

  • Where does this course lead to?

    Progression into employment, or continuation of your studies at Kidderminster College.

  • What qualifications will be gained?

    At the end of the year you will gain an Edexcel Level 1 Diploma in Vocational Studies.

  • How will this course be delivered?

    You will study up to a maximum of sixteen hours per week over four days. Classes generally run between 9am-5pm but may vary. Timetables will be given to all students during enrolment and induction week.

  • How will I be assessed?

    Assessment is via

    • Presentations
    • Practical activities
    • Written assignments
    • Portfolio building
  • How to get a place?
  • Exam Board:

    On completion of your Level 1 Diploma, you will have the opportunity to progress into employment or further your studies at Kidderminster College in the subject area of your choice.


Start Date : September 2020 End Date : June 2021 Fee : N/A
Day : N/A Time : N/A Fee Description :

Student finance offers help and support to students, please contact Learner Services on 01562 512003 or for more information.

While on the course we would expect you to bring equipment to classes to assist with completing lesson tasks, such as,

  • Pens
  • Pencils
  • Memory stick
  • Notepad
Duration : 1 Year
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