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Access to HE Study Programme

Key course information

Access to Higher Education

04/09/2020

1 year

Full Time

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Course Overview


If you are aged 19 or over and are interested in improving your qualifications, taking a Higher Education course or pursuing a new career, then this is the course for you. Access courses are intended for adults who do not have A Levels or Level 3 qualifications. The course enables you to prepare for, and gain entry to, degree and other Higher Education programmes.You need to be able to commit to at least 30 hours of study per week, in college and on your own.You should work no more than 15 hours per week, paid or voluntary work. You will be supported by a personal tutor throughout the course and will have 1:1 tutorials on a regular basis.


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Two female students with laptops studying
2 females and 1 male student sat down studying

What will I learn?


We offer a variety of pathways including: Access to Health and Social Care, Access to Humanities and Access to Science.

Entry Requirements


GCSE Grade C/Level 4 or above in English Language and Maths (or equivalent)

Relevant experience if you are intending to study for nursing, midwifery, teaching or social work.

Study, Assessment and Qualifications


Assessed through coursework.

You will typically need to study an additional 20 hours each week out of class.

Additional Costs and Information


Books will need to be purchased. You may choose to buy some of the recommended texts, although some copies of relevant texts will be available in the library. Some students may qualify for financial assistance from the College's Learner Support Fund to offset some of these costs.

What Could I Do Next?

On completion of your course you may choose to progress onto these following courses

Access to Higher Education


Career Opportunities

  • Social Work
  • Early Years
  • Teaching

  • Nursing
  • Psychology
  • Crime and Criminal Justice

In 2017 – 18, there were 2,341,425 students at UK higher education institutions

In 2018, median graduate salaries were £10,000 higher in England than non-graduate salaries.

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