Degree Access

Our nationally recognised level 3 diplomas are a well established Access Degree route for gaining entry to higher level study such as Degrees and Foundation Degrees, especially if you have little recent experience of education. The course is specifically designed for adults, of all ages, who want to return to learning.

Our level 3 qualifications are nationally recognised and designed to prepare you for moving on to higher education. The varied programme suits students with appropriate life experience who may or may not have formal qualifications. It will enable you to study a number of subjects to a level which allows a smooth transition to degree or other higher level course.

Length of study for access degree diploma

You will study this course over 6-12 months attending remotely

Course content

This diploma is made up of a combination of study skills units and subject specialisms


You are assessed rigorously throughout the course. You will be required to present a portfolio that will include evidence such as essays, presentations, reports, tests, exam answers, self and peer assessments.

For each module of study successfully completed you will be awarded three credits. To achieve the Diploma you require 60 credits (20 units).

Access Degree - Level 3 access to higher education

Access Degree

Tuition fee

  • Free if eligible
  • Full fee £1,095

The fees shown are for 2016 entry; 2017 entry fees are subject to confirmation.

Advanced Learner Loan

If you are aged 19 and above you may be eligible to receive an Advanced Learner Loan to support the full fee; the maximum loan amount is the full fee. See the Finances section for more information.

Contact us for more information

If you are interested in this course we are happy to answer any queries you may have