Are you returning to education or feel you aren't quite ready for a degree?

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You can take our Access to Higher Education Diploma or our Foundation Programme - Joint Honours, which will give you a recognised qualification to get into university.

If you feel you need a smaller step to get back into education we offer an adult literacy course called Rising Skills and a pre-Access course entitled First Focus.

What will I study?

You'll be asked to choose three subjects plus Study Skills.

What you choose will depend on what degree you want to do after you've finished the course. Our tutors will be able to help you make the right choice.

When will I study?

The course runs for 33 weeks from September to June and follows school terms. Classes start at 10am, for Access students there are some classes available in the evening.

What are the entry requirements for these courses?

Access course applicants must hold GCSE Maths and English at Grade C or above. Foundation students do not need to hold these.

Also to make sure that you're on the correct course we'll ask you to take a short literacy test and to complete an application form.

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