Access to Higher Education

Overview

Our Access to Higher Education courses offer the opportunity for individuals without traditional qualifications (A levels) to return to education and prepare themselves for progression onto studying at university level. 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:

  • business studies
  • computing
  • engineering
  • humanities and social science
  • health professions
  • science
  • travel and tourism

A recent development for both access courses and progression to university level programmes is the requirement for adult learners 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.

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.

Basketball – Leicester Riders Academy Diploma level 3

Course Code: C4206

  • Start Date 04 Sep 2018
  • Study Hours Full Time
    16 hours per week
  • Duration 1 year
  • Campus Abbey Park Campus

The BTEC Diplomas in Sport are specialist work related courses developed to cover the core elements of the sports industry. Units include Anatomy and Physiology. In addition, students will have the opportunity to represent the Leicester Riders academy in the Association Of Colleges national Basketball Leagues. Students of all abilities can apply. You will receive […]

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Business Studies Access to Higher Education Diploma level 3

Course Code: C0190

  • Start Date 04 Sep 2017
  • Study Hours Full Time
    15 hours per week
  • Duration 1 year
  • Campus Abbey Park Campus

Access to HE programmes provide a route to higher education for adults who have the ability to benefit from Higher Education but have not had the opportunity to do so. It is a qualification which prepares students for study at degree level. If you would like to go to university but left school without the […]

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Business Studies Access to Higher Education Diploma level 3

Course Code: C0190

  • Start Date 04 Sep 2018
  • Study Hours Full Time
    15 hours per week
  • Duration 1 year
  • Campus Abbey Park Campus

Access to HE programmes provide a route to higher education for adults who have the ability to benefit from Higher Education but have not had the opportunity to do so. It is a qualification which prepares students for study at degree level. If you would like to go to university but left school without the […]

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Engineering Access to Higher Education Diploma level 3

Course Code: C0652

  • Start Date 04 Sep 2017
  • Study Hours Full Time
    12 hours per week
  • Duration 1 year
  • Campus Abbey Park Campus

This course is designed for 19+ learners who for a range of reasons would not normally qualify for Higher National Diploma (HND) or degree entry. It offers an alternative route to Higher Education. Successful completion of the Access to HE programme will allow entry to most university degree courses at year 1, in Engineering and […]

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Engineering Access to Higher Education Diploma level 3

Course Code: C0652

  • Start Date 04 Sep 2018
  • Study Hours Full Time
    12 hours per week
  • Duration 1 year
  • Campus Abbey Park Campus

This course is designed for 19+ learners who for a range of reasons would not normally qualify for Higher National Diploma (HND) or degree entry. It offers an alternative route to Higher Education. Successful completion of the Access to HE programme will allow entry to most university degree courses at year 1, in Engineering and […]

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Health Professionals Access to Higher Education Diploma level 3

Course Code: C0441

  • Start Date 04 Sep 2018
  • Study Hours Full Time
    14 hours per week
  • Duration 1 year
  • 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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Health Professionals Access to Higher Education Diploma level 3

Course Code: C0441

  • Start Date 04 Sep 2017
  • Study Hours Full Time
    14 hours per week
  • Duration 1 year
  • 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

Course Code: C0104

  • Start Date 04 Sep 2017
  • Study Hours Full Time
    14 hours per week
  • Duration 1 year
  • Campus Abbey Park Campus

Access to higher education courses are designed to give mature, motivated, and academically-focused learners an opportunity to return to study and apply for higher education (HE) courses. Access courses are very demanding but very rewarding; you will need lots of commitment and a positive attitude to learning new skills and gaining knowledge. The course has […]

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Humanities Access to Higher Education Diploma level 3

Course Code: C0104

  • Start Date 04 Sep 2018
  • Study Hours Full Time
    14 hours per week
  • Duration 1 year
  • Campus Abbey Park Campus

Access to higher education courses are designed to give mature, motivated, and academically-focused learners an opportunity to return to study and apply for higher education (HE) courses. Access courses are very demanding but very rewarding; you will need lots of commitment and a positive attitude to learning new skills and gaining knowledge. The course has […]

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