Access to Higher Education

Access to Higher Education (Foundation)

Course overview

Do you dream of a new or better career, but feel held back by your lack of a higher education? Are you thinking of applying for university but have been out of work for a while and need to brush up on your skills? Whether you are 19 or 55 and whatever your level of ability, our Access to Higher Education (Foundation) focuses on the skills required to achieve English and maths GCSEs and the academic study skills to progress onto our Access to Higher Education diplomas.

Our Access to Higher Education (Foundation) students have achieved excellent success rates. Among those who successfully go on to complete an Access to Higher Education course, over 90% achieve places at their first choice of university.

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements. We will ask you to undertake some English and maths tests at interview to ensure you are ready to study at level 2.

GCSE English and maths classes are offered alongside this course to ensure you are ready for the full Access to Higher Education courses and any university requirements.

Course Modules

- English: Reading & Writing
- Presentation Skills
- Maths GCSE Skills

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed through coursework, projects, presentations and group work. The GCSEs are externally examined.

What can I do next

Successful completion of this course could lead to a range of exciting Access to Higher Education courses at Heart of Worcestershire College, including; Access to Higher Education: Health Professionals, Social Sciences, Science, Social Science and Humanities, Teaching and Business, Law and Management. Progression from these courses can lead on to careers in radiography, social work, midwifery, nursing, forensic science, medical physics, medical labwork, teaching and business.