Pre Access

Course Content

The 1 year Pre-Access to Higher Education course has been designed for adults who want to return to education and start on a journey to a new career through Higher Education. The course will help develop academic and practical skills to prpepare you for Level 3 Access and is ideal preparation for future higher level studies in a variety of pathways at University.

More than just a Course

If you are considering returning to education and you don’t have the desired grades for a Level 3 Access to HE programme, then this is the course for you. This course will provide you with the opportunity to study GCSE mathematics and English and modules designed to prepare learners for study at a higher level, such as time management skills and study skills. In addition the following topics are covered:

Health, Social Care or Social Work Project

Introduction to Sociology

Introduction to the Family

Mental Health & Disorder

Introduction to Psychology

Understanding Counselling Skills

Health Promotion

Sociology of Health & Illness

Protection & Safeguarding

Person-Centred Approaches

Course Format

part time

Entry Qualifications

There are no formal qualifications for this course however previous qualifications gained will be advantageous


The qualifications provide knowledge and practical skills to enable you to progress onto;

Access to HE Social Work and Social Studies

Access to HE Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Professionals

Access to HE Humanities

Access to HE Science for Allied Health Professionals


For enquiries please contact the College on 0161 908 6789 or web:

Course Details

(Unemployed criteria)
If you are in receipt of Job Seekers Allowance or Employment Support Allowance (Work Related Activity Group), tuition fees will be waived.
If you are in receipt of Universal Credit, and are determined by Job Centre Plus as being in one of the following groups:
  • All Work Related Requirements Group
  • Work Preparation Group
  • Work Focused Interview Group

Or if you receive Income Support, Carers Allowance, Council Tax Benefit, Disability Living Allowance, Housing Benefit, Personal Independence Payments or Pension Guarantee Credit.
AND are unemployed with a weekly income of less than 16 times the minimum wage or £330 per month.
AND the course you are studying will help you find employment, your tuition fees will be waived. If you are employed, receiving work tax credit, and have an annual income less than £15,579, then your tuition fees will be waived. This also applies to all courses labelled level 1 or 2F.

Course Code:
Access To Higher Education
Beaufort Road
1 Year
Monday - Friday
9:30 AM - 3:15 PM

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Please Note: While every effort is made to maintain the accuracy of these details, changes can and do occur. Government policy changes rapidly (particularly from one academic year to the next) which often has an effect on availability, eligibility for funding and the fee contribution required. Please confirm the course details when enrolling.