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Overview

This course is designed for students who want to access university and have been away from studying for some time. It is the equivalent of three A Levels, completed over 9 months, making it a very intensive programme.

You will study skills for learning, social science (sociology/psychology), health studies and biology.

“Courses, such as the access to higher education programmes, have been developed to match local healthcare sector needs.” Ofsted, 2018

Course description

This course is designed for students with experience in the Health and Care sector who do not have a sufficient Level 3 qualification to allow them to progress to university. You will need 60 credits in order to pass the course.

You are advised to contact universities prior to applying, to check that you will be considered for your chosen degree on completion of the course and some universities require specific unit combinations.

Most universities require evidence of 'recent study' which means you should be planning to go to university within the next year or two.

What areas will I study?

  • Psychology
    • Sociology
    • Health studies
    • Biology
    • Skills for learning

Course options

Age range Start Fees Duration Further Information
16-18 17 January 2022, Duration: 1 Academic year - 1 Academic year Any course under level 4 for 16-18 year olds is likely to be free.
19-23 (no level 3 qualification) 17 January 2022, Duration: 1 Academic year - 1 Academic year Any course under level 4 for 19-23 year olds without a full level 3 qualification is likely to be free, please contact the college for further information
19-23 (with 1 or more level 3 qualifications) 17 January 2022, Duration: 1 Academic year £TBC 1 Academic year You may be eligible for an advanced learning loan; please visit our advanced learning loan information page to find out more.
24+ 17 January 2022, Duration: 1 Academic year £TBC 1 Academic year You may be eligible for an advanced learning loan; please visit our advanced learning loan information page to find out more.