The vast majority of our students are not required to pay for these courses.

GCSE Maths and English applicants aged 19 and over enrol onto a short 1st Semester course from September to December in order to progress onto a 2nd Semester from January to June when the exams are taken. 

*Our advice sessions are often busy, so please:

  • Arrive when sessions open
  • Allow at least two hours for assessment and enrolment

In order to complete the enrolment process you need to show:

  • your passport for identification purposes and
  • any recent benefit letters (if applicable).

We strongly suggest that you apply as soon as possible.
Spaces become more limited over time, as courses fill up.

Preparation for Access - Skills Development


Preparation for Access - Skills Development

About the course

The course is for learners who have GCSE maths and English at D or above (or equivalent) and who need a boost with their skills to progress onto further study. You will learn a variety of skills which will help either on another qualification or progression onto the Access course (subject to interview).

You will need:

Maths and English at GCSE Grade 3 or above (or equivalent)

You will learn a variety of study skills: 

  • Essay writing
  • Report writing
  • Presentation and note taking
  • Harvard Style referencing and plagiarism

All assessments will be assignment based with a variety of tasks within this.  You will also have attendance measured as well which will form part of your assessment.

Once completed to a high standard, you will be guaranteed an interview with our Humanities, Business and Media pathways depending on your discipline choice. They will review your results and make sure the standard is to Access level which, if successful, you will start in September 2017.

Course information

Start date
(see other dates)
20 January 2020

Select your preferred start date

Course level
Level 2
Course code
Start date
End date
24 Weeks
Lifelong Learning
Class Type
Full time
Student Type
Adults (19+)

If you are aged 19+ and looking to study a Level 3 or above course, you may be eligible for an Advanced Learner Loan to cover your course fees.

£362.00 per year
£15.00 per year
£724.00 per year
£15.00 per year
Fully Funded
£15.00 per year

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