Course Type / Attendance

Part Time, Access to HE

Subject Area

Access to HE

Start Date

Call 0191 511 6000

Course Length

1 year





Course Level


Home / Course / Progression Award to Access Certificate Level 2

Who is this course for?

This course is ideal if you want to return to college to develop your basic academic skills.

What do you need to apply for the course?

To apply for this course you will be required to hold or be working towards a Level 1 qualification in Literacy and Numeracy and will sit a basic skills (initial assessment) test to assess your current abilities.

What are the key things you'll learn?

On this course you will cover a range of subjects including:

  • English
  • Maths
  • IT
  • Personal study skills
  • Improving spelling
  • Career options

How you will learn

You will be assessed through a variety of methods including:

  • Worksheets
  • Group discussions
  • Mini projects
  • Essays
  • Practical classroom based tasks

Where could this course take you?

Successfully completing the course gives you an opportunity to progress onto the QAA Level 3 approved Access course designed to prepare you for university.

What costs will you incur?

2017/18 fees – £2,750.

Previous Student Experience

“It has given me confidence , changed my life and improved my opportunities” “My vocabulary and reading have improved and I understand much more what I am reading thanks to Pre-Access” “It has changed my life for the better, outside of college, I a much more confident at home and in a social environment”.

Steve Peel, Victoria Conley and Julie Spence who are all now progressing onto the Access programme.