Course details

Study options

Part-time: 32 weeks

Course level

Access

Start date

September

Location

Derby Campus

Course description

We understand that you may have been out of education for a long time, so we'll ease you in gently and provide you with all the support you need.

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

As you study either GCSEs or Functional Skills in English and Maths (depending on your previous qualifications), you'll have the chance to further enhance additional abilities whilst studying Social Sciences (including Psychology-related topics).

The Pre Access Level 2 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 Diplomas or Foundation Programmes but who do not currently have the required entry qualification.

What you will study

  • Pre Access Level 2
  • English GCSE or Functional Skills Level 2
  • Maths GCSE or Functional Skills Level 2

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.

How you will learn

You will learn face-to-face in the classroom with a specialised tutor of Maths and English. You will also be required to complete work in between lessons to consolidate knowledge and application of key topics to exam questions.

Entry requirements

You will need to be over 19 years of age on 31 August 2022. If you do not have any previous qualifications at level 2 you can apply to study Functional Skills at Level 2. You will be required to attend a Math’s and/or English screening to assess whether you are ready for the rigours of level 2 study. If you wish to study GCSEs, you will have achieved Mathematics and English GCSE at grade D/3 or Functional Skills Level 2.

Fees and funding

2022/23 Fees (August 2022 - July 2023)

To be confirmed in due course. 

How to apply

Please look at our application deadlines before you 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.

Careers

These qualifications are required for progression within Further Education or onto Higher Education or career change/career progression. Employment opportunities are increased by achieving these qualifications. You could then progress onto a degree or equivalent university-level course.

Contact us

 
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Additional information about your studies

Teaching hours

Like most universities, we operate extended teaching hours at the University of Derby, so contact time with your lecturers and tutors could be anytime between 9am and 9pm. Your timetable will usually be available on the website 24 hours after enrolment on to your course.

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.