Course Type / Attendance

Part Time, Access to HE

Subject Area

Access to HE

Start Date


Course Length

1 year




Adult, Higher Education



Course Level


Award to be received

Access to Higher Education (Business)

Regulatory Body

Aim Awards

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Who is this course for?

Adults who are over 19 years of age who wish to progress to Higher Education in Business or other related disciplines e.g. Accounts, Marketing, Management, HRM, etc.

What do you need to apply for the course?

You are able to apply for this course if you have any of the following:

  • 4GCSE’s at C or above
  • Any full Level 2 qualification
  • Maths and English at Level 2

Though we will also take into consideration work experience and skills where a student may not have all of these qualifications. This will be determined at an assessment session which will include an interview, written assessment and also English & Maths diagnostic tests.

What are the key things you'll learn?

Some of the units you will study are:

  • Introduction to Business Organisations
  • Teamwork and Leadership
  • Motivational Management and Leadership
  • Human Resources
  • Marketing Tools

How you will learn

Sessions will be delivered in a combination of workshops and lectures.

Assessment will mainly involve assignment work, including reports, posters, essays, and presentations. There will also be at least one time constrained assessment.

Where could this course take you?

The course could lead to Higher Education at a University or College – for example a degree or Higher National Diploma (HND) in Business, Management or related subject.

What costs will you incur?

The cost of this course is £3,000.

Stationery materials and a memory stick. Additional photocopying costs over and above initial College free provision.

If you are aged between 19 and 23 years old (on the first day of your course) and do not already have a full Level 3 of higher qualification, you will not have to pay course fees. This may be different for learners studying on a course in the workplace.

If you are aged 19 or over, on the first day of your course, studying at Level 3 or above, you are able to apply for an Advanced Learner Loan to cover the costs of your course, similar to arrangements for higher education students.