Access to Higher Education

An access course helps you make a fresh start or retrain for a new career. Ideal if you are a mature learner (19 years+) and want a career that builds on your life experience or you want to go to university but don’t have the qualifications or experience.


Study Type Part Time
Venue Shipley College Online
Duration 1 Year
Level Level 3
Start Date 04-Sep-2023

Access to Higher Education - Health & Social Care

Our Access course is designed for adults who don’t currently have the necessary academic qualifications for entry into university. Lessons are delivered online by tutors & days are timetabled together…

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Entry requirements: You need to be aged 19+, have English & maths GCSE at a grade 4 (C) or above, or Functional Skills Level 2 Literacy & Numeracy and good IT skills. This course is a fast-paced course, requiring determination & excellent attendance to enable you to succeed in achieving your goal. Your ability to access these online lessons via the internet and a suitable device of your choice will be checked during the enrolment process.
Course attendance: 2 full days per week from 9.30am - 4pm & you should be able to commit to additional study. You will complete your UCAS application by October 2021 as part of the course, therefore it is essential you know which university courses you want to apply to. You will choose a pathway dependent on your future career aspiration and university course choice.
If you are 19-23 and studying your first Level 3 course, you may be eligible for full funding. If you are not eligible and are aged 19+ you can apply for an Advanced Learner Loan; information required to do this will be given to you when you enrol. You may be able to get financial support from the Learner Support Fund for help with course materials, equipment, travel costs and childcare costs. To check eligibility, speak to the Student Services team on 01274 327281

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