Course details

Study options

Part-time: 34 weeks

Course level


Start date



Derby Campus

Course description

The course is for students that want to develop their basic academic skills and wish to progress onto higher education in the future or employment.

On the course you will study either GCSEs or Functional Skills in English and Maths depending on your previous qualifications, plus Level 2 Psychology.

The Pre Access course will provide an opportunity for developing studying, academic skills and confidence. The course is for adults aged over 19 years of age who are intending to progress on to either our Access to HE Diploma’s or Foundation Programme Joint Honours courses but who do not currently have the required entry qualification.

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 HE Diploma or Foundation Programme Joint Honours courses.

Book your place at our next Access Information Event:

What you will study

Entry requirements

Typical entry requirements

Entry requirements

You’ll need to be over 19 years of age. Ideally you will have achieved Mathematics and English Functional Skills Level 1/2 or GCSEs at grade D (new grading 3). 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

2018/19 Fees

£405 (for 2017-2018) depending on previous study and circumstances (subject to change).

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 details

Course +44(0)1332 591080 (0)1332 591167 (0)1332 590500

† Additional information about your studies

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.