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Pre-Access to University - Level 2


The Pre-Access course will provide an opportunity for developing studying, academic skills and 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.

Entry requirements

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

Start dates and fees

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

Start DateDay/TimeWksDurationCodeAnnual Fee (Age)Actions
16-18over 19
07/09/2020Various321 yr(s)4852A1420FREE£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.

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 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.

What can I go on to study?

 Access to University diploma

How do I apply?

Apply online


Next steps

Attend an open evening

View our upcoming open evenings

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0808 100 3626
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Why choose West Notts?

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98.8% A Level pass rate in 2019

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Best A Level provider in Mansfield and Ashfield for student progress*

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One of the top colleges in the UK for student satisfaction**

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An extensive bus service across Mansfield and the surrounding area

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£50m investment in our facilities since 2008

*Value added is a measure of a student’s progress against their starting point
**Learner Exit Survey 2017/18
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