Access Foundation GCSE Programme

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If you plan on pursuing a new career but don’t have the qualifications to do so, this programme will provide you with the essential qualifications needed for progression. Alongside subject-specific study, you will strengthen your academic skills. You will work towards gaining good passes in five GCSEs, including English Language, Mathematics, and Science, enabling your progression. A significant number of students progress to Access to Higher Education courses to prepare for degree level study. You’ll strengthen your social skills, improve your confidence, acquire academic skills ready for progression, and gain the important qualifications needed in multiple industries. From this course, you can progress to an Access to HE course in preparation for university. Please note, this course is only avbailable for 19+ learners, 16-18 year old students are not eligible for this course.


Who is this course for?

Are you looking to pursue your favourite subject at university but don’t quite meet the entry requirements? Designed for adult learners, our Access to HE qualifications bridge the gap between GCSEs and higher education and are recognised by many universities in the UK. We also have a selection of Access foundation programmes that prepare you for our Access to HE courses. Didn’t get your GCSEs or need them to be higher? Our Access Foundation GCSE programme will support you with achieving passes in five GCSEs.

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31 weeks

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Full time

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Course Fee (16-18)

No fee

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