Access courses are ideal if you would like to enter higher education but haven't got the necessary qualifications. It is ideally 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 a degree programme. Advanced Learning Loans are available for students aged 24 or over and if you progress onto study at degree level then this loan will be cancelled with no repayment required.
The course will cover a broad range of core subjects and study elements all designed to equip you with the necessary skills to study at degree level. These include study skills and academic writing skills. In addition you will also study pathway specific subjects to enable you to pursue your chosen career/degree course specialism.
The Humanities and Social Sciences pathway includes the study of history, psychology, sociology and English literature.
This includes an option for Teaching (subject to validation).
This programme is recognised by all UK universities and higher education
establishments as an entry qualification for degree level study. Previous students have progressed on to degrees and Higher National Diplomas both at Tresham University Centre and other universities in a wide range of subject areas.
Course assessment is carried out through a variety of methods, including essays, projects, presentations and exams.
If you are aged 19 or over at the start of your course, you can apply for an Advanced Learning Loan to cover the course fee of £2995. This loan is not means tested, and is only repayable once you are earning over £21,000. If you progress onto and complete a higher education programme after your Access course this loan will be cancelled and you will not have to repay your loan. If you are aged 19-23 and this is your first level 3 qualification then you will not have to pay any course fees. For further details about our fees and discounts please refer to the fees section of the website or alternatively contact our Customer Services team on 0345 658 8990.
In order for learners to progress on to an undergraduate degree at a British university, it is essential that learners have achieved a minimum of a grade C in Maths and English (and Science if they wish to train as a Primary School teacher). All applicants are advised to have a good idea of their preferred university options prior to attending the interview.
Please note that when applying for this course you will be directed to an application form to ensure that we collate the necessary information to process your application for this type of course.
19 - 23 years old - this course is free of charge if you do not presently hold a full Level 3 qualification. The course can be paid for by interest free monthly instalments.