to Higher Education
or Two Year Course
Access course gives adults who do not have formal qualifications
the opportunity to go on to higher education and ultimately to the
career of their choice. It has been designed to be flexible enough
to suit the needs of adults who may have personal, domestic or
work responsibilities which must be fitted around their studies.
The course enrols twice in every academic year in September and
late January and all classes are timetabled between the hours of
10.00 am and 3.00 pm with no classes during the school half terms.
are able to select two optional units from the list below:
Biology and Human Physiology
Sciences (Physics, Chemistry and
Sciences (Psychology and
methods on the course are varied and include lectures, workshops,
self-directed research and study, laboratory practicals and
are required to compile a portfolio of
evidence and will complete various assignments.
are no formal entry requirements for this
course, however applicants will require a basic level of numeracy
and communication skills.
who successfully complete this kitemarked Access course will be
certificate by the NEMOCN (North East Midlands Open College
Network). This certificate will allow them to progress onto degree
level or HND level programmes in areas such as healthcare, law,
nursing science, social work or teaching.