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Progression to Access - Level 2

Full Time

Course Overview

If you want to study at university but don’t have GCSE English and Maths grade C/4 or above, our Level 2 Progression to Access Course could be the course for you. Over six months on a part-time basis, we’ll help you take the first steps towards your career change and prime you with those all-important employability skills.

Course Content

In addition to English and Maths you’ll have the chance to:

  • Learn how to build a personal career portfolio, set goals for your personal development, plan your career and investigate your options
  • Develop communication skills needed for the workplace
  • Find out about health and safety awareness in a work environment
  • Improve your grammar and punctuation skills
  • Build your problem solving skills
  • Understand the rights and responsibilities of citizenship and discrimination plus the rules around disability, society and the law
  • Gain vital work experience
  • Discover the fundamentals of IT communication
  • Learn how to use presentation software
  • Study the investigative process, principles and develop your practical skills
  • Work towards beginning the one-year full-time access course starting in September

Entry Requirement

This course is suited to anybody who does not have GCSE English and maths grade C/4 or above but is looking to study at university in the future. There are no formal entry requirements but you will be expected to have an interview with the course tutor.


You will be assessed through a portfolio of work and projects, including group work and presentations.

There is no exam for this course.

Where does this course lead to

This course is a recognised pathway onto the Level 3 Access to Higher Education Diploma, which on completion, will then allow you to study at university.

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Course Outline

Course Code: PF48
Study Mode: Full Time
Location: Basingstoke
Start Date: 09/09/2019
Duration: 1 Year
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