AHEAD is an access course which provides you, on successful completion, with a guaranteed place on a range of Abertay University undergraduate degree programmes.
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. However, if you would prefer an alternative method of applying, you can download the Word document version of the application or a PDF version of the application and send it to email@example.com on completion.
Join us at 6pm on Thursday 25 March for the AHEAD online Open Evening and, over the course of 60 minutes, you will:
It’ll be a fun and informative evening with lots of time for all your questions.
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 and 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.
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.
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.
Immerse yourself in student life here at Abertay and get a true feel for our courses and our amazing academic community.
Experience our Always-On Open Day anytime for a mix of:
Subject and course presentations and videos.
Campus tours, info on applying, funding, student support and accommodation.
What the city of Dundee is like to live in.
Take your time to soak it all in.
Please bear with us - you'll be unable to complete and submit the direct application form until Tuesday 23 February.