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Pre-Access to University - Level 2


The Pre-Access course will provide an opportunity for studying and developing academic skills as well as improving confidence.

If you successfully complete this course, you'll gain a nationally recognised Level 2 qualification which then enables you to apply for the Access to University diploma.

Start dates and fees

Costs are dependent upon circumstances. Please contact us for more details.

Start DateDay/TimeWksCodeAnnual Fee (Age)Actions
over 19
05/09/2022Various362306A1420£300.00** EApply

E You may be eligible for fee exemption depending on your circumstances. Please see our adult finance and funding page for more information.

What will I study?

  • Investigating a career
  • Numeracy in context
  • Personal career preparation
  • Presentation skills
  • Recognising employment opportunities
  • Research skills
  • Work experience.

It is anticipated that you will study GCSE English and/or GCSE maths alongside the course, if you do not already possess a grade C/4 in these subjects.

Entry requirements

Complete a short diagnostic assessment in English and /or maths, depending on which GCSEs you require.

Study programmes - essential skills for employment

As an entry requirement on some of our courses, you will need a GCSE in both English and maths with at least a grade 4/C (please see entry requirements above).

If this isn’t displayed under the entry requirements and you don’t currently have a GCSE in both English and maths at grade 4/C or above before joining us, you will then study English and maths as part of your programme with the aim of achieving a qualification with at least a grade 4/C. This is to help improve your chances of employment once you leave us.

In addition, to help you gain essential skills for employment, all students aged 19 and under and studying a full-time course with us will take part in our study programmes.

How long is the course?

One morning per week over one year.

How will I be assessed?

Assessment is done in a variety of ways including presentations, research reports and portfolios.

What can I progress onto?

 Access to University diploma


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How do I apply?

Apply online

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