Course: Access to HE Diploma (Literary Studies and Creative Writing)

Study Level

Level 3


Lowestoft Campus


One year



Access to Literary studies and Creative Writing course is part of the Humanities and Social Science framework. It is an exciting course which prepares you for a wide range of university courses. It will build on your existing experience and abilities and prepare you for the demands of study at university or in some other form of advanced education or training.

Units you may study include:

  • Creative Writing
  • English Literature
  • Language Studies
  • Script Writing
  • Journalistic Forms

In addition to the formal lessons, individual tutorials and careers advice sessions are held with you throughout the course.

You can progress to literature degrees or creative writing degree courses or other related degrees such as joint honours or into wider humanities degree subjects.


A sufficient standard of maths and English Language is needed to cope with the demands of the course. We strongly advise you to have a GCSE in English language and maths at grade C or above as the majority of university providers will require this. All students will undertake diagnostic assessment to assess these skills during the course interview or induction process and you will be required to demonstrate that you can work at level 2 in these subject areas. Students may be able to study for one GCSE in either English Language or maths alongside the Access course. This will be discussed during the Access interview process.


Assessment methods are varied on the course and mirror assessment methods that are likely to be experienced on most university degree programmes. Assessments take the form of essays, presentations, case studies, research project and written examinations. Additionally, assessment for the Study Skills unit is a portfolio of evidence which is compiled throughout the year. Assessments are graded as Pass, Merit or Distinction, with the exception of the Information Technology unit and Study Skills which are ungraded.


Literature degrees or creative writing degree courses or other related degrees such as joint honours programmes or into wider humanities degree subjects.