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Pre-Access to Higher Education

Why study this course?

The Pre-Access course is ideal if you would like to enter the Access to Higher Education course but haven't got the necessary GCSE grades. It is suited to adults who have been out of education for some time and who need to re-learn how to study at a higher level before progressing onto the intensive Access programme.

What will I study?

The course will cover resit lessons in Level 2 GCSE maths, English and Science. You will study for up to 10 hours per week depending on the subjects you require to progress onto the Access course. All students will attend an Academic Skills Tutorial each week, which will cover the skills needed to succeed on the Access programme.

What will I be able to do after I complete this course?

This programme leads directly into the Access course. Areas available for study on this programme are Humanities, Health, Science and Social Sciences. Both the Pre-Access and Access courses are designed to lead to further university study.

How will I be assessed?

Course assessment is carried out through a variety of methods, including essays, projects, presentations and final exams.

Is there anything else I need to know when considering this course?

In order for learners to progress on to an undergraduate degree at a British university, it is essential that you have achieved a minimum of a grade C in maths and English (and Science if you wish to train as a primary school Teacher). Learners intending to study Science based subjects, or Midwifery, will need a B in Science to meet university requirements.