Access to Higher Education at Abertay Dundee (AHEAD) is a stimulating, part-time evening programme designed to give you access to a wide range of degrees, no matter what qualifications you hold.
If you've been out of education for three years or more and don't have sufficient qualifications, AHEAD could be your access to higher education at Abertay.
AHEAD provides you with the core academic and study skills necessary for you to successfully complete a higher education degree at Abertay University.
AHEAD is FREE to applicants who meet the eligibility criteria.
For more information please email or call Claire Gammie. E: firstname.lastname@example.org T: 01382 308295.
Our online application process is simple and easy, however, If you prefer an alternative method of application you can download the word document version of an application or a pdf version of our application form and send it to email@example.com on completion.
There are no formal entrance requirements other than having been out of education for three years or more. All students will be interviewed to ascertain their motivation to study and the suitability of the AHEAD programme to their learning needs. Entry is at SCQF Level 6.
AHEAD is FREE and is available to applicants who meet Scottish Funding Council (SFC) eligibility criteria.
The programme includes a compulsory 30-credit module designed to strengthen your key study, information literacy, IT & numeracy skills (and is completed in the first semester).
This is followed by two, 15-credit, subject based modules completed in the second semester (options include:
The AHEAD programme is delivered two nights per week between September and May.
Teaching on the AHEAD programme is designed to provide a supportive environment, enabling you to develop, sharpen, and improve your study skills.
You'll be taught in a variety ways, including through lectures, seminars, discussions, group work, practical classes and guided independent study.
Assessment methods vary between different modules, but take the form of portfolios, essays and reports, presentations and examinations.
AHEAD is an access course which provides you, on successful completion, with a guaranteed place on a range of Abertay University undergraduate degree programmes.
AHEAD focuses on strengthening key transferable skills, such as communication, IT, literacy and numeracy skills and should also be attractive to employers thereby enhancing your employability.
Please note that this course is not suitable for progression to the following programmes: BSc (Hons) Computer Games Technology, BA (Hons) Computer Arts, BSc (Hons) Computer Game Applications Development, BA (Hons) Game Design and Production, and LLB (Hons) Bachelor of Laws.