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Access modules at The Open University

An Access module is an ideal starting point if you need to develop your study skills and build your confidence. 

What is an Access module? 

An Access module provides the perfect introduction to studying with The Open University. If you’re new to university-level study, want to develop or refresh your study skills or increase your confidence about studying, then an Open University Access module might be the ideal starting point for you. Access modules are studied over a period of 30 weeks and during that time you should expect to spend approximately nine hours per week on your studies.Students

What could I study?

We have three Access modules for you to choose from: 

Arts and languages

This module in an ideal starting point if you are interested in the arts and languages. It explores a range of subjects, including art history, English literature, history, creative writing and modern languages. 

Science, technology and maths

This module is an ideal starting point if you have little or no previous knowledge of science, technology and mathematics, and would like to develop your knowledge, numeracy and study skills. The subjects included in this module are science, engineering and design, environment, mathematics and computing and IT.

People, work and society

This module allows you to develop both subject knowledge and general study skills. It provides an introduction to a wide range of subjects, including children and young people, health, law, management, psychology and social science. 

If you’re interested in the People, work and society module you might be able to study it for free through our ‘Supporting you into Higher Education’ scheme. 

How do I find out more? 

We are running a number of free open day events across south Wales to help you find out more about our Access modules. Our upcoming ‘Access to your future’ events are listed below, you can either drop-in or book in advance to see us for an informal chat about our courses.

Where?
When?
Contact
23 May 10:00 – 15:00 
Call: 029 2084 6773
Facebook: Careers Wales

Haverfordwest library,

Off Dew Street, Haverfordwest

SA61 1ST

13 June 10:00 - 16:00

Contact: Kath Woolcock

01437 776098 / kath.woolcock@pembrokeshire.gov.uk

Facebook: Pembrokeshire Libraries 

Milford Haven Library, Cedar Court,

Havens Head Business Park,

Milford Haven SA73 3LS

19 June 10:00 - 16:00

Contact: Kath Woolcock

01437 776098 / kath.woolcock@pembrokeshire.gov.uk

Facebook: Pembrokeshire Libraries 

Neyland Library,

St. Clements Road, Neyland

SA73 1SH

20 June 14:00 - 16:00

Contact: Kath Woolcock

01437 776098 / kath.woolcock@pembrokeshire.gov.uk

Facebook: Pembrokeshire Libraries 

Pembroke Dock Library, Water Street,

Pembroke Dock

SA72 6DW

21 June 10:00 - 16:00

Contact: Kath Woolcock

01437 776098 / kath.woolcock@pembrokeshire.gov.uk

Facebook: Pembrokeshire Libraries 

Tenby Library,

Greenhill House, Tenby

SA70 7LB

22 June 10:00 - 16:00

Contact: Kath Woolcock

01437 776098 / kath.woolcock@pembrokeshire.gov.uk

Facebook: Pembrokeshire Libraries 

Fishguard Library, Town Hall,

The Square, Fishguard

SA65 9HA

23 June 10:00 - 15:00

Contact: Kath Woolcock

01437 776098 / kath.woolcock@pembrokeshire.gov.uk

Facebook: Pembrokeshire Libraries 

Saundersfoot Library, Regency Hall,

Saundersfoot

SA69 9NG

26  June 10:00 - 16:00

Contact: Kath Woolcock

01437 776098 / kath.woolcock@pembrokeshire.gov.uk

Facebook: Pembrokeshire Libraries 

 
27 June 10:00 – 15:00
Call: 029 2084 6773
Facebook: Careers Wales
Careers Wales, Haverfordwest 5 July 10:00 - 15:00
Call: 029 2084 6774
Facebook: Careers Wales

You can also find out when we’re holding events in your area on our Facebook page

How much will it cost?

How much you pay for an Access module depends on your financial circumstances. There is a range of payment options to make study more affordable, and you may even be able to study for free.

How do I enrol?

You can get more information, speak to an adviser and enrol by looking at The Open University’s Access course webpages.