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Course details

Study options

Full-time: 36 weeks

Course level


Start dates

January, September


Buxton Campus
Derby Campus
Buxton & Leek College (Leek Campus)

Course description

If you successfully complete this course, you'll gain a nationally recognised Access to Higher Education Diploma. The course consists of Study Skills and two or three main subjects. The subjects you choose will depend on which degree you plan to go on to. Our courses are ran by the University of Derby.

Book your place at an upcoming Access Information Event:

What you will study

Please note that our modules are subject to change - we review the content of our courses regularly, making changes where necessary to improve your experience and graduate prospects.

Entry requirements

Typical entry requirements

RequirementWhat we're looking for
Entry requirements

You’ll need to be over 19 years of age. Ideally you will have achieved Mathematics and English Functional Skills Level 2 or GCSEs at grade C (new grading 4). However, students will be considered on an individual basis. Please contact the Access team for further details. You’ll also need to demonstrate a commitment and ability to study, and take a literacy/numeracy assessment.

Relevant subjectsN/A

Fees and funding

£3,000-£4,000 depending on the diploma. If you are aged between 19-23, you may be exempt from course fees. For all other students you may be eligible to apply for the 19+ Advanced Learner Loan. Upon completion of your Access course and undergraduate degree, your Advanced Learner loan will be written off.

How to apply

If you're interested in this course you'll need to attend an Information Event.

At the event, you’ll be able to find out everything about the course, find out about fees and finance and get careers advice.

Contact us

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† Additional information about your studies

This course is also available to study online for 36 weeks.

January (Derby Campus only)

Please note: Our courses are refreshed and updated on a regular basis. If you are thinking about transferring onto this course (into the second year for example), you should contact the programme leader for the relevant course information as modules may vary from those shown on this page.