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Access to Higher Education Courses

Overview

A one year course that can springboard you to higher education.

Our Access to Higher Education courses give people without traditional qualifications the opportunity to go onto university after just one year’s study.

These courses are designed to broaden your knowledge in your area of interest and bring you up to A level standard in just one year. Leicester College offer courses in:

  • computing
  • engineering
  • humanities and social science
  • health professions
  • business

You need to have both English and maths GCSE at grade 4 (C) or above. Here at Leicester College we can support you on access courses by providing the opportunity to study GCSE maths or English at the same time. However if you don’t have either of these qualifications you could consider our Pre-Access course. This is an intensive one year full-time programme which concentrates on preparing adult learners to return to study, as well as concentrated maths and English learning.

Student loans are available to cover course fees, and if you go continue on to university you usually don’t have to repay the loan for your Access course.

Who are Leicester College’s Access to Higher Education courses for?

We understand that returning to education is a big decision. Access to Higher Education courses are for adults aged 19+ returning to education. Everyone on your course will be an adult, you won’t be the only one! We have an excellent team of tutors and lecturers who understand that it may have been a while since you last studied and they are on hand to support you.

Further Information

Previous learners have gone on to study at many different universities, following their dreams and fulfilling their best potential. An access course opens the door to careers such as teaching, nursing, social work and other professions which require university qualifications.

UCAS Tariff points are allocated to Access courses, in a similar way to A levels. And you can earn up to 144 points – which is the same as getting three A* at A level.

Business Studies Access to Higher Education Diploma level 3 – C0190

Course Code: C0190

Key Information

  • start date Start Date 05 Sep 2022
  • study hours Study Hours Full Time
  • duration Duration 1 year
  • map Campus St Margaret's Campus

This is an excellent course option for you if you want to move on to gain a higher education qualification in a business-related subject. You will learn a broad range of topics ranging from management to marketing which will equip you with the knowledge to study at a higher education level.

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Computing Access to Higher Education Diploma level 3 – C0176

Course Code: C0176

Key Information

  • start date Start Date 05 Sep 2022
  • study hours Study Hours Full Time
  • duration Duration 1 year
  • map Campus St Margaret's Campus

Get technical with our computing access course, you will learn a range of skills and knowledge by undertaking 15 modules to support you on your path to higher education. Not only will we prepare you for the future with study skills but we will also guide you through this journey with students alike.

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Engineering Access to Higher Education Diploma level 3 – C0652

Course Code: C0652

Key Information

  • start date Start Date 05 Sep 2022
  • study hours Study Hours Full Time
  • duration Duration 1 year
  • map Campus Abbey Park Campus

Kickstart your journey to a career change or upskill to degree level with our access to engineering course. Providing you with the knowledge and qualifications, you'll be able to progress onto university courses in a variety of engineering fields. The programme is supported by expert teaching, productive assignments and supportive career progression.

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Health Professions Access to Higher Education Diploma level 3 – C0441

Course Code: C0441

Key Information

  • start date Start Date 05 Sep 2022
  • study hours Study Hours Full Time
  • duration Duration 1 year
  • map Campus Abbey Park Campus

This is a challenging and intensive course of study which prepares you to apply for nursing, midwifery and other health-related degree courses in higher education. You will need to demonstrate experience of work roles, responsibilities and skills, and/or unpaid work including volunteering, in a health care involvement. You will study alongside adults (everyone on the […]

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Humanities Access to Higher Education Diploma level 3 – C0104

Course Code: C0104

Key Information

  • start date Start Date 05 Sep 2022
  • study hours Study Hours Full Time
  • duration Duration 1 year
  • map Campus Abbey Park Campus

Our humanities access course is the perfect pathway for mature students who are ambitious about progressing onto higher education. With the opportunity to study a range of different topics including English, history and, geography, we aim to provide you with a qualification to open doors to many career options such as journalism, teaching, and law.

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Science Access to Higher Education Diploma level 3 – C0099

Course Code: C0099

Key Information

  • start date Start Date 05 Sep 2022
  • study hours Study Hours Full Time
  • duration Duration 1 year
  • map Campus Abbey Park Campus

An intensive, one year science programme, studying a variety of core units in science (chemistry and biology). Study alongside other adults with the support of a personal tutor.

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Social Science Access to Higher Education Diploma level 3 – C0098

Course Code: C0098

Key Information

  • start date Start Date 05 Sep 2022
  • study hours Study Hours Full Time
  • duration Duration 1 year
  • map Campus Abbey Park Campus

Thinking about university, but don't have the right qualifications? Our Access to Higher Education courses give people without traditional qualifications the opportunity to go onto university after just one year’s study. You will broaden your knowledge in social science and bring you up to A level standard in just one year.

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Garment Making – C5422

Course Code: C5422

Key Information

  • start date Start Date Various
  • study hours Study Hours Part Time
    2.5 hours per week
  • duration Duration 9 weeks

The course is at St Margaret’s Campus running every Wednesday 18:00 – 20:30 for 9 weeks. This is a hobby course and is designed as an introduction to the skills required to make new garments or alterations to garments. It is a short course and you work specifically on one project decided by you.

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Garment Making – C5422

Course Code: C5422

Key Information

  • start date Start Date Various
  • study hours Study Hours Part Time
    2.5 hours per week
  • duration Duration 9 weeks

The course is at St Margaret’s Campus running every Wednesday 18:00 – 20:30 for 9 weeks. This is a hobby course and is designed as an introduction to the skills required to make new garments or alterations to garments. It is a short course and you work specifically on one project decided by you.

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