Pre-Access to Higher Education


Mature student?

Want a change of career?

Looking to go to University?

If you need some extra help with your studies to get on an Access course, then this Pre-Access course is for you!

This course runs over two terms, from January to June. It is designed to give you the study skills to progress to one of our Access to Higher Education courses, which will start each September.

Click here to read the course information sheet

To enrol on this course click here to download the application form, then send it to the Admissions Officer, BCoT, Worting Road, Basingstoke, Hants RG21 8TN

Click here to read about the Access to HE courses that you could progress onto

Who is this course for?

This course is designed for those who are thinking about going to University but need some help getting there. Successful completion of the Pre-Access course (and English GCSE if required) will allow you to progress to one of our Access courses and then to degree-level study.

What are the entry requirements for this course?

We have no formal entry requirements but we will ask you to sit a Numeracy and Literacy screening test to establish your suitability.

What are the key things you'll learn?

On this course you will cover a range of subjects including:

  • Communication skills
  • Research and study skills
  • Social science
  • English
  • Maths
  • IT
  • Progression routes to Higher Education

How you will learn?

You will be taught in small classes and larger lecture groups.  As part of your learning you will take part in activities such as:

  • Group discussions
  • Mini projects and essays
  • Research tasks
  • Presentations
  • Practical classroom activities

Your progress and learning will be assessed through these activities; there are no exams specific to this course.

Where could this course take you?

Successfully completing the course gives you an opportunity to progress onto one of our QAA Level 3 approved Access to Higher Education courses, designed to prepare you for university.

How much does it cost?

If you do not have a Level 2 qualification or are claiming Jobseekers’ allowance, this course may be fully funded; please ask for details.

Otherwise, the Pre-Access course fee for January 2017 start is £440, with a registration fee of £175.

Instalment plans are available; please ask for details.


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Worting Road
RG21 8TN

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