Access to HE
All of our Access to HE Diplomas are validated by the Cambridge Access Validating Agency (CAVA).
Access to HE Diplomas provide an opportunity for adult learners without the relevant formal qualifications to go to university. Similar to A-levels, they are equivalent to full level 3 qualifications. Around 40,000 UK students take Access courses each year and gain a recognised entry route to university.
In response to local demand, we now offer four Access Diplomas:
Humanities & Social Sciences
All our Access courses run for one year and are run part-time in the daytime. More information can be found on each link above for the relevant subject, or by contacting us on 01724 282998 or e-mailing email@example.com
If you would like to discuss the courses, and find out if they are right for you, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone (01724) 407016 to speak to an adviser.
To read about how these courses have helped individuals across the country visit the Access to HE website.
Frequently asked questions
What are the entry requirements?
You do not need any formal qualifications – valuable skills you may have acquired during time employed, undertaking childcare or from other activities are taken into account. You should be motivated, enthusiastic and demonstrate the potential to succeed in your studies.
Do I need to study anything alongiside the Access to HE programme?
To gain entry to university (following completion of these courses) students need Maths and English GCSEs. If you do not already have these qualifications you may be able to study them at John Leggott College alongside an Access course.
What are the costs?
£3384 per year.
If you are 19-23 please contact us to discuss tuition fees.
If you are 24 and over you could qualify for a 24+ Advanced Learning Loan to cover the costs of the course. If you progress to (and complete) a degree course the loan could be written off. Click here for further details.
How many hours of study are involved?
You will have timetabled lessons at John Leggott College for around 15 hours a week during term time. You will be expected to be in college for four days per week but you will be expected to do some work in your own time too. Our timetables are family friendly and you will only be expected to attend college during the day time.
What facilities will I have access to at the college?
Being a John Leggott College student means you will have access to all of our study facilities. Your lessons will take place in our state-of-the-art science labs and well-equipped classrooms. You will also have access to our library, cafeteria featuring Starbucks coffee, The Portal for e-study and our brand new Academic Resource Centre.
What study support is available?
You will be allocated a subject-specific tutor and spend tutorial time with them each week. The College also has a team of learning mentors who can work with you to improve your study skills.
How can I prepare for study on the Access course?
As a starter you can practice your Maths and English on the BBC GCSE bite size website http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/ and research contemporary issues in your chosen pathway of study.
Is there any financial support available?
This is a limited discretionary fund allocated to the college by the Skills Funding Agency (SFA) to help students facing financial hardship to access full-time education. The fund is there to provide financial assistance with essential course related learning costs including stationary, equipment, fieldtrips and exam re-sits. Travel costs may also be considered, but tuition fees cannot be considered.
If you are 24 and over you could qualify for a 24+ Advanced Learning Loan to cover the costs of the course. If you progress to (and complete) a degree course the loan will be written off. Click here for further details.
When you have decided you would like a study an Access course give us a call on 01724 406016 or get in touch using our Contact Form. We can then arrange for you to receive any further advice and to discuss your choice with you.
We will also send you an application form to complete. Once we receive your application, we will then invite you to attend an informal interview, which may involve an assessment of your maths and English skills. Following this interview we will confirm your place on the course, and inform you of start dates and other relevant information.