You can still pursue the Course of your dreams by acquiring a University Degree through our NCHE certified Higher Education Certificate (HEC).
The Cavendish University Uganda Higher Education Certificate in Humanities programme provides learners with the basic introductory knowledge, cognitive and conceptual tools and practical techniques for further higher education studies in their chosen field of study.
Attainment of this programme signifies that the learner has attained a basic level of higher education knowledge and competence in a particular field and is capable of applying such knowledge and competence to further their studies. Generally, holders of the Higher Education Certificate, humanities are expected to be better prepared for further studies.
The Higher Education Certificate in Humanities is an intensive programme intended for students who have successfully completed the Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (UACE) or its equivalent but who may not have attained sufficient grades to enrol for Diplomas or Degree programmes.
The programme is also intended for students from countries whose secondary school qualifications are not considered equivalent to UACE but permit admission into Higher Education in those countries.
The programme is carefully designed to provide study and learning support skills needed for academic life and academic knowledge needed for further higher education. The knowledge shall emphasize general principles and application.
By the end of the course, students will be expected to be able to:
|course code||Course Name|
|HEC111||Computing and Study Skills|
|HEC113||Reading & Writing Skills for Beginners|
|course code||Course Name|
|A) Compulsory Courses|
|FOA122||Introduction to Critical Thinking|
|FOU113||Introduction to Development Studies|
|HEC 122||Ethical Practice and Professionalism|
|B) Electives (students will select any two depending on choice of progression)|
|FOA120||Foundation of Law|
|FOA121||Principles of Accounting|
|HEC 125||Basic Entrepreneurial skills|
|FOA124||Introduction to Political Science|
The current admission requirements to any higher education programme require at least two principal passes at the same sitting for degree programmes and one principal pass and two subsidiaries at the same sitting for a diploma programme.
Unfortunately, there is no remedial programme for candidates who qualify for UACE but have not scored sufficiently good grades to enrol for degree or diploma programmes. The only available option is to repeat Senior Six or enrol for Certificate programmes using the Uganda Certificate of Education.
In general, the Higher Education Certificate in Humanities programme is intended for the following categories: