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Learners Access Higher Education

13.09.2011

One hundred learners who have spent the past year or two studying the Access to Higher Education course at Tresham were presented with certificates of achievement on Wednesday 7th September before many of them progress to university.

The Access to Higher Education course at Tresham provides a second chance for mature learners to return to education and gain a place at university after taking a break for a variety of reasons. Over 100 learners have been able to progress onto university this year to fulfil their potential and become future nurses, teachers, social workers and other professional careers after studying at the college.

This year students will be progressing to university to study a variety of subjects at degree level including Arts and Festival Management, Occupational Therapy, International Relations, Architecture, Linguistics, Sports Psychology, Music Technology, Podiatry, Engineering, Nursing, Accounting, Criminology, Teaching, History, Social Work, English, Child Nursing, Community Development, Law, Business Studies, Audiology, Psychology and Midwifery.

The vast majority of Access students stay local and progress to the University of Northampton to gain their degrees. However, other universities learners are progressing to include De Montfort, Bedfordshire, Nottingham Trent, Coventry, Leicester, Cardiff, Buckingham, Edinburgh, Glamorgan, Wolverhampton, Keele, East London, Anglia Ruskin, Kingston upon Thames

Katyana Morgan, a former Access student from last academic year was a support tutor for hearing impaired students at Tresham and is now going on to a degree in Audiology and Neurosenses at De Montfort University after studying on the Access course.

The combined studies nature of the Access course allows students to progress onto such a wide variety of degrees and therefore jobs and vocations.

For more information about courses that can help mature learners progress to university please call 0845 658 89 90.

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