FndCert(CPD) Fast-track to Higher Education

If you wish to return to learning and don’t have the required entry qualifications for a degree, but know that with some expert coaching and tuition you could succeed at degree level, why not consider our Fast-track to Higher Education course? Successful completion of this 18-week intensive course will enable you to apply for an approved range of degree programmes at the University of Bolton.

FndCert(CPD) Fast-track to Higher Education

Course details

The University of Bolton’s experienced and supportive team can help you build on your existing communication and work-related skills and experience, preparing you for undergraduate study. Throughout this 18-week intensive course, we’ll support you to develop essential academic and professional skills that are vital for success at university.

We’ll focus on helping you learn how to communicate in the academic environment, both in writing and verbally. You’ll also explore how to develop original work and learn about the importance of referencing to ensure you avoid plagiarism. Our dedicated team will guide you as you learn the skills necessary to become a professional student, such as how to work with others, manage your time effectively, solve problems and develop strategies of resilience. Gaining all these skills will prepare you for undergraduate study and offer a great platform for developing your employability skills.

Once you’ve successfully completed this programme, you’ll be eligible to apply for an approved range of degree programmes at the University of Bolton. Depending on your prior qualifications and experience, you may also be accepted on alternative programmes offered by the university.

  • Start date: 24/04/2020
  • Location: The University of Bolton
  • Award: FndCert(CPD)
  • Duration: 18 weeks

Entry requirements

  • Start date: 24/04/2020
  • Location: The University of Bolton
  • Award: FndCert(CPD)
  • Duration: 18 weeks

Normally, you should have five GCSEs at grade C or above or grade 4 to 9 (or equivalent), including English and Mathematics.

You’ll be required to attend an interview and/or provide a portfolio of work.

Career opportunities

On successful completion of this 18-week programme, it’s expected that you’ll progress on to a degree programme offered by the University of Bolton at the next available intake (subject to meeting all other entry criteria).

What can I do with this qualification?

Professional recognition

Fees & funding

No fee information is currently available, please contact Student Data Management on 01204 903059 or SDMenquiries@bolton.ac.uk for more information

The fees for a student’s course of study will be set for the normal duration of that course subject only to inflationary increases – measured by the Consumer Price Index (CPI) recorded in March each year to take effect for subsequent start dates.

The University is currently awaiting Government guidelines as to EU fee charges for students commencing study in 2019/20.

UK undergraduate tuition fees are subject to UK government approval and are subject to the outcome of the Teaching Excellence Framework.

How to apply

Home/EU

You may apply directly to the University using the University's online application form. Please select your chosen start date from the list below:

You should have to hand:

  • Details of the educational establishments you attended and dates

  • Your certificates for the qualifications you are using to gain entry to the course – you will need to enter the completion date and upload copies

  • Details of any employment history including name, address, dates and role

  • Personal statement – this can be either input into the relevant field or uploaded separately

  • Details including e-mail addresses of two referees, at least one of which should be someone who can provide an academic reference

Please make sure any documents you wish to upload in support of your application are in pdf or jpeg format. Personal statements may be word documents.

Please ensure your data is correct at each stage of the application before you proceed to the next page. If you use the back button at any time during the application, you should check the validity of the data you have already input.

If you experience difficulties during the application process, contact the Admissions Team on 01204 903394 or admissions@bolton.ac.uk

International

International applications are not possible for this course

As an international student you are not allowed to study this course because of the restrictions on your visa.

We offer a wide range of full-time courses in lots of different subjects, many of our courses start in September and January. If you would like to see what courses are available please visit our Course Search.

Teaching & assessment

Modules

Modules listed below are a mixture of compulsory and optional. You may not have the opportunity to study all the modules as part of the course.

  • Introduction to Academic Skills
  • Employability and Development
  • Further Academic Skills

Teaching, learning and assessment

We use a variety of teaching and learning methods to help you acquire and develop the appropriate skills, knowledge and concepts needed to successfully complete the course.

Activities such as practical sessions/scenes, seminars, tutorials, self-directed study, lectures, video viewing and analysis, tutorials, IT sessions, library and guided study promote active learning. We adopt a variety of practical approaches using a blended learning environment. We also use a virtual learning environment website to share additional learning materials, course content and support resources.

Summative assessments are designed to determine whether you have met the learning outcomes for each module. You can expect to undertake both written and verbal summative assessments. We also use formative assessments to help you and your tutors check your progress, including in-class activities and group work. These do not, however, count towards your final module marks.

Disclaimer

The university will use all reasonable endeavours to deliver your course as described in its published material and the programme specification for the academic year in which you begin your course. Please be aware that our courses are subject to review on an ongoing basis. The content of course modules and mode of associated assessments may be updated on an annual basis. This is to ensure that all modules are up to date and responsive to employment and sector needs. The published course material and the programme specification contain indicative ‘optional modules’ that may be subject to change due to circumstances outside of our control. For this reason we cannot guarantee to run any specific optional module.


Assessment methods

Level Assessment method
Level Coursework (100%)

Learning activities

Level Learning activity
Level Guided independent study (70%), Scheduled learning and teaching activities (30%)

Contact The University

Key facts

  • Course type:
    Part-time
  • Start date:
    24/04/2020
  • Location:
    The University of Bolton
  • Award:
    FndCert(CPD)
  • Duration:
    18 weeks

Contact us

Susan Rabbitt
Programme Leader
Email: S.Rabbitt@bolton.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 (0)1204 903463

Enquiry Team
University of Bolton
Email: enquiries@bolton.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 (0)1204 903903