Fees indicated are based on the current year (August 2016 to July 2017) and are subject to change next year.
Our further education courses (Entry to Level 3) are usually free if you are 16-18 years old. Depending on your circumstances, you may be eligible for financial support to help with other costs associated with your course such as course materials and travel.
If you are aged 19 or over you may be required to pay fees.
If you are enrolling onto a Level 3 or 4 course and are over 19 years of age the fees may be higher and you will be required to take out an Advanced Learning Loan, please see the guide to fees for more information.
International students will be required to pay the full International course fee.
For more information, see our guide to fees.
This course is for you if you have been out of education for some time and do not have the formal qualifications normally required for entry to further and higher education. If you are interested in studying computing and progressing onto University, the Access course will help you develop the knowledge and skills required to enter Higher Education. Students who complete this course have gone on to university to study a wide variety of specialisms from Law to Psychology.
This one year course is fast paced and requires self-motivation and determination in order to be successful. Learners will be required to complete units in the following modules:-
Specialist units in:
- Government and Politics;
- English language;
- Examination Skills;
- Writing & Delivering Seminar Papers.
Study Skills in: English language Academic Skills
The Access to HE Diploma is an alternative route to higher education (HE) degree programmes. Please note that as part of the entry criteria, many universities will require English and Maths GCSEs at grades A- C in addition to the Access to HE Diploma qualification.
You are advised to check the entry requirements for your intended progression route before you apply for the Access course. Some HE institutions may accept alternative qualifications, such as Functional Skills level 2 or Qualifications taken outside of the UK.
For the Access to HE Diploma applicants should have at least both GCSE in English and Maths at grades A-C on entry (or evidence that an equivalent qualification is accepted by your university of choice). In addition, applicants will take a short pathway specific assessment. Those who pass all the assessments will be interviewed.
If you do not already have the entry qualifications, you could consider the following route in order to progress to the Access to HE programme: Complete a two year programme: Year 1: studying GCSE English and Maths, Year 2: Access to HE Diploma. For more information please contact our Learner Information team.
If your first language is not English, you should have a minimum of 6.00 in IELTS alongside a UK or equivalent international qualification (a NARIC check will be required).
Each module is assessed using a variety of criteria. You will be required to demonstrate creativity, critical thinking, evaluation, decision making, personal reflection, reading and research of relevant information, time management and effective communication skills.
Each module carries a number of assessments. Depending on the module you will be assessed through combinations of the following: Written assignments, formal reports, practical assessments, presentations, essays, case studies, exams and reflective statements.
Our students have been offered places in top universities such as Glasgow, Manchester, Reading, Bath, Kings College London, Queen Mary University London, Middlesex University London, Brunel University, University of Roehampton, Royal Holloway University of London and University of Warwick. Students will be guaranteed conditional offers at London South Bank University at lower admissions requirements than their standard offer.
This course is for you if you have been out of education for some time and do not have the formal qualifications normally required for entry to further and higher education. If you are interested in studying computing and progressing onto University, the Access course will help you develop the knowledge and skills required to enter Higher Education. Students who complete this course have gone onto university to study a wide variety of specialisms from Education, Criminology, History, Law, Social Work to Psychology.
Our Access pathway provides an opportunity to develop your presentation and seminar delivery techniques as well as research and study skills. You will learn in dedicated classrooms. You could also get an opportunity to gain work experience within the college. We will give you the opportunity to develop your skills and experience which will enable you to build on your CV.
As part of the course, employer visits and guest speakers will be arranged to enhance and contextualise your learning. You will also receive support in the UCAS application process.
The course will usually be delivered over 3 days.