Adult access courses

Are you looking for a fast-track route to university? Our Access to Higher Education (HE) courses allow you to get to university in one year, while our Access Foundation programmes provide progression to relevant Access to HE courses. Choose an access course at Leeds City College and prepare for your dream job.

Level 3 Access to HE – Gaining a Level 3 qualification can fast-track you to university or other higher education course options.

Level 2 Access Foundation programmes – Studying for a Level 2 Access Foundation course can lead to Access HE courses and on to university level. If university isn’t the pathway you are looking for, a Level 2 can also provide you with the qualifications that are often required for many jobs and further study programmes.

Did you know?

We have government funded courses which means there’s potential for you to study something you’ve dreamed of for free.

If you are earning £19,305 or below, you can study most of our adult courses for free
Or
If you are earning below £18,525, unemployed or have never studied a Level 3 course before (equivalent to A Levels), you can study one of our level 3 courses listed here for free.

Benefits of access courses

We offer flexible timetables, blended and online programmes, childcare support, academic advice and funding guidance for a range of course-related costs.

  • Gain entry to university without traditional qualifications.
  • Get to university in one year.
  • Achieve a recognised Level 3 qualification.
  • Complete your course and go on to complete a degree and you won’t have to repay your loan.
  • Study a course that meets industry needs.
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How to apply

Click on a course below to find out more information. Then when you’re ready, hit the ‘Apply Now’ button – this can be found at the top of every course page.

After consenting to allow us to contact you, the form should already be filled in with your selected course. All that is left for you to do is to select your start date and enter your details.

We will then be in contact with you regarding the next steps.

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Funding

You may qualify for funding to help you pay for all, or part of, your course. Fees may be waived due to personal circumstances and/or if you receive certain benefits. Please note that you will need to provide evidence to prove your benefit payments. Student funding support and instalment payments are also available for those who are eligible. For more information get in touch with us.

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Take a look at our access courses

Business, management and administration
Course TitleStart DateLocations
Access to Business Access to HE Diploma | Level 3
12/09/2022
Printworks Campus
Access to HE Business
31/01/2022
Printworks Campus
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Creative, performance and design
Course TitleStart DateLocations
Access to Creative Industries Access to HE Diploma | Level 3
12/09/2022
Quarry Hill Campus
Access to HE Animation
11/09/2022
Quarry Hill Campus
Access to HE Art and Design
12/09/2022
Quarry Hill Campus
Access to HE Graphic Design and Illustration
11/09/2022
Quarry Hill Campus
Access to HE in Computer Game Design and Development (19+)
12/09/2022
Quarry Hill Campus
Access to HE photography | Level 3
12/09/2022
Quarry Hill Campus
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Digital
Course TitleStart DateLocations
L3 Access to Higher Education in Computer Science
12/09/2022
Printworks Campus
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Education and childcare
Course TitleStart DateLocations
Access to Higher Education: Education Professions Diploma
12/09/2022
Quarry Hill Annexe
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Engineering, automotive and manufacturing
Course TitleStart DateLocations
Certa Access to HE Engineering
19/09/2022
Printworks Campus
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Law and Policing
Course TitleStart DateLocations
Access to HE Diploma: Policing
19/09/2022
University Centre Leeds
Access to Law Access to HE Diploma | Level 3
19/09/2022
University Centre Leeds
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Preparing for progression
Course TitleStart DateLocations
Access Foundation GCSE Programme
12/09/2022
Park Lane Campus - B Block
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Science
Course TitleStart DateLocations
Access to Health Science Professions: Access to HE Diploma | Level 3
12/09/2022
Quarry Hill Annexe
Access to Medicine
12/09/2022
Park Lane Campus - B Block
Level 2 Certificate in Essential Skills: Engineering
12/09/2022
Park Lane Campus - A Block
Level 2 Certificate in Essential Skills: Science
12/09/2022
Park Lane Campus - A Block
Level 3 Access to HE Diploma: Engineering
12/09/2022
Park Lane Campus - A Block
Level 3 Access to HE Diploma: Science
12/09/2022
Park Lane Campus - A Block
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Sport and fitness
Course TitleStart DateLocations
Access to Sport and Physical Activity Access to HE Diploma | Level 3
12/09/2022
Park Lane Campus - A Block
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Travel and Tourism
Course TitleStart DateLocations
Access to HE Diploma (Travel & Tourism)
05/09/2022
Printworks Campus
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Not sure what you want to study?

No problem – fill in our quick enquiry form above and a member of our team will get back to you.
You can also email us at Contact@leedscitycollege.ac.uk or give us a call on 0113 386 1997.

Our open days and online webinars are also a great way to find out more about studying at Leeds City College and our courses; please see our enrolment webpage for more information.

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