What you need to know about Access to Higher Education courses.
More than 30,000 learners a year in the UK study on full and part-time Access to Higher Education courses. Over 2500 are learners on Access courses in Wales. This year, one of those learners could be you.
An Access to Higher Education course for you.
If you would like to study for a degree, foundation degree, diploma or professional qualification but do not have the right qualifications then an Access to Higher Education course could offer you a second chance in education.
Thinking of going to university in 2012-13 the Welsh Government quick guide.
Access courses have been developed for learners who usually have few, if any, qualifications. You may have left school early or been out of education for a number of years. Access courses are designed to develop the skills you need to cope with the academic demands of university and other Higher Education courses. Most Access learners plan to progress to study at university but others prefer to enter employment directly. These learners use the Access course as a way of increasing their self-confidence, problem solving skills and to enhance their career prospects. You will find that study at college will have many benefits; you will improve your career prospects, develop new skills, find new interests and meet new friends.
Read on to find out about Access courses and their availability in a college near you.
Where can I study?
Access courses are offered in almost all further education colleges in Wales; they are also delivered at the University of Wales, Newport. Access to Higher Education courses will be available at a site near your home. You can be certain of this because they are developed and approved on a local basis, by colleges and universities working together.