Fees indicated are based on the current academic year (2018/19) and are subject to change next year.
For students under 19
Our courses & apprenticeships are usually free if you are 18 or under on the 31st of August 2019. Some courses have additional fees for things like materials and travel, which you will need to pay at the start of your course. Depending on your circumstances, you may be eligible for financial support for these costs.
For students aged 19 or over
If you are aged 19 or over you may be required to pay fees. Some courses may be free, depending on your circumstances. Certain Level 3 & 4 courses require you to pay the fee in full or take out an Advanced Learning Loan to pay for your course. Please see our guide to fees for more information.
Students from outside the EU/EEA need to pay the full international fee for their course. Please note, West London College does not offer Tier 4 Visa Sponsorship for students to study in the United Kingdom.
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.
All applications to Higher Education Courses must be made through UCAS, however please ring us for advice on this process and we will support you with your application.
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). All applicants 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.
You will have 10 hours of timetabled classes each week over 2 days.