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.

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

Search our adult access courses below to find the perfect option for you – then when you’re ready, hit the ‘Apply Now’ button on the course webpage.

  1. Once you’re on our application form, select the relevant school in the department field to view the available access courses.
  2. Choose your preferred course from the list.
  3. Enter your details and we will be in contact with you regarding the next steps.
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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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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 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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Did You Know?
Did you know we have 541,720,573 resources at Leeds City College?

Did you know we have 541,720,573 resources at Leeds City College?

The resources include books, journals, e-books, videos, encyclopedias and more. These resources are the combined total number of resources at Joseph Priestley Centre, Beeston, Rothwell Centre, The Annexe, Printworks Campus and Park Lane Campus. We also have 12,277 e-books across Leeds City College libraries and more than 500,000 videos!

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