If you wish to study at university and either do not have the required entry qualifications or you want to develop confidence in the way you study, our Access to Higher Education is for you. Access to Higher Education courses provide a nationally recognised qualification that an alternative to the traditional A-Level route of getting into university.

The course will help you towards gaining a university place to sudy in a range of vocational degrees including, amongst others, Management, Engineering, Health and Social Care, Nursing, Midwifery, Physiotherapy, Social Sciences and Humanities. At Prestige College, we offer on-going support and advice throughout your course, including specific learning pathways that will develop the key critical skills of research, essay-writing and communication.

Entry Requirements

The Access to HE course is intended for those returning to learning, or for those who do not have the required entry qualifications for university. All access courses require a pre-course interview, which allows you to meet the tutors, discuss your options and create an individual study plan. You will be invited to attend an induction session to establish your motivation towards study and your level of commitment to this challenging course.

Currently there is minimum entry requirements of English and Maths GCSE, plus Science in most cases. At Prestige College, we are here to support your successful completion of your access course, so we can advise how best to pursue your chosen pathway; if necessary we will create a skills-specific timetable that includes either a Level 2 or Level 3 access course, alongside GCSEs if appropriate. Please click here to read more about the GCSEs we offer

Course Content

The core components of our Access to HE course are listed under 'Critical Skills', and whilst this is non-graded, it does provide an extensive grounding for the skills of research, essay-writing, communication techniques and development of critical analysis. The courses is taught through a combination of lessons, group discussion, seminars and tutorials 

Click here to view a list of our Access Course subjects