This Access to Higher Education course will prepare you to study for a degree at university. This is a one-year, Level 3 course specifically designed to enable you to develop the knowledge and study skills to progress into Higher Education in careers such as Business Management, Marketing, Economics and many more exciting career paths
You may already have some qualifications at GCSE, NVQ, BTEC or A level but not enough to get to university. The Access course will equip you with the skills and knowledge to achieve your goal. You need to be very committed to study and focused on your career choice and we recommend that you do not work more than 16 hours per week in addition to your coursework based studies. You will need to be available 3-4 working days per week for lectures.
What will I learn?
On successful completion of the course, students can progress into Higher Education in careers such as Business Management, Marketing, Economics and many more exciting career paths.
- Accounting Foundation
- Maths for Business
- Information Technology
- Communications and Study Skills
How will I be assessed?
This Diploma will include undertaking coursework, where piece of coursework is graded at either Pass, Merit or Distinction.
1 GCSE in English or Maths with the willingness to complete the GCSE in the missing subject. Applicants will take an assessment in reading and writing English and must demonstrate that they are proficient enough in both to benefit from this level 3 course.
All applicants will be interviewed to ensure that the course is the right choice based on previous educational and work experience. Entry to the course will depend on the outcome of the interview and a satisfactory reference.
This course is for students aged 19+
Progression & Career Opportunities
This qualification if successfully passed provides a sound basis for learners to move on to Access to Higher Education Diplomas in Humanities or Health Science subjects, Level 3 qualifications in Humanities or Health Sciences, or to enter employment.
Please note other Level 3 selection criteria include an excellent attendance rate on your previous course, English and Maths capabilities, successful interview and good references. On successful completion of the course, students can go on to university and study for their chosen career path, which may include business management, marketing, teaching etc.
Cost of Study
Fees for this course will be cleared for Advanced Learner Loan applicants if they fully complete the course and successfully complete a Degree.
Otherwise, the full cost is approximately £3000 for the 18/19 academic year, whereby installment agreements are available.
Students who take out an Advanced Learning Loan to fund the Access course will get this loan cleared if they then go on to university and take out a full student loan. If you need help before choosing your course, please contact our Admissions Department or come along to one of our Open Days.