Pre-Access Options

About the course
If you would like to complete an Access to HE Diploma but lack some of the entrance requirements for your chosen degree, we can offer a tailor-made Pre-Access Course.

Options available include:

  • Biology GCSE
  • English Functional Skills
  • English GCSE
  • ICT Digital Skills
  • Maths Functional Skills
  • Maths GCSE


You will study over the course over one to two academic years, attending college for between 1 and 3 nights a week, depending on the options chosen, and work towards the qualifications you need in English, Maths and Science to meet university entrance requirements.

Entry requirements
You should be aged 19+ and looking for an alternative route into University.

External exam

The Access to Higher Education Diploma for Nursing and Healthcare Professions or Health and Social Care Professions.

How to apply 
Please apply here and complete an application form. We will review your application and contact you to discuss your personal circumstances.  For information, advice and guidance please call us on 01403 216597.

Fees and funding will depend on options taken. Courses will be free or part-funded for most learners.