Who is this for?
Those going into Higher Education for the first time, especially through non-traditional routes, for example, already in work but wishing to go back to study.
Gives a foundation in the study skills required to succeed in Higher Education, including IT, note-taking, research, critical thinking, academic writing, and presenting. It also gives information and advice on student life, ranging from getting the best out of university resources to interaction with lecturers.
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Entering Higher Education is enriching at any stage of life - increasing employability and opening up careers options. This course enables participants to make a smooth transition, ensuring they get the best out of their experience.
Face-to-face teaching seminars and online material, including PowerPoint slides and interactive resources and tasks. Learning is supported by forums, and applied to experiences in the workplace. Practical exercises and academic tasks develop appreciation of the application of study skills. Quizzes are used to monitor progress.
Assessment is through an essay relating to an issue associated with the participant’s area of work, or potential area of study in Higher Education. It demonstrates skills acquired during the course, including academic writing and critical thinking.
Unit Code: PDU001
Expected study time: 12 hours a week: six hours seminars/online teaching; six hours independent study.
Duration: To suit customer requirements.
Location: On campus at Southampton Solent University or delivered at your workplace.
Credit points: 10
FHEQ level: 3
Cost: Please contact us.
FBSE Solent Enterprise Centre
Telephone: +44 (0)23 8031 9800