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The Access to Business pathway is a highly regarded full Level 3 course for learners who wish to apply to university to study a business-related course and to progress to a career business, management, and marketing.
This one-year course is taught in a blended learning model with two days in college and one day online.
The course is for mature students (19+) returning to education, or those wishing to pursue a different career route. A range of Academic Subject Content units are delivered in business, marketing & psychology. Learners also undertake a range of Study Skills units.
The course consists of 60 credits: 45 Academic Subject Content (ASC) credits graded at pass, merit, and distinction, and 15 Study Skills credits. You will be set assignments to gain these credits throughout the academic year. These will involve essay writing, tests/exams, written reports and presentations.
What do I need to join?
Essential: GCSE English Language - C/4 or above or international equivalent
Essential: GCSE Maths - C/4 or above or international equivalent
EU/International applicants should email [email protected] to check that any international qualifications they have are recognised by UK institutions before applying for this course.
What can I do next?
Academic and employment progression opportunities with Access to Business allow learners to pursue professions in a wide range of private and public business sectors, with opportunities to specialise in areas including business management, marketing, accounting and finance, business administration & strategy and many more.
This Access course is nationally recognised and most intuitions welcome applications from Access learners. Please go to www.ucas.co.uk to find out which institutions and courses you can apply to with this qualification.
Fee information is available by contacting our Money Management Team [email protected].?Depending on your age and previous qualifications, you may be entitled to a fee reduction or waiver.
The Advanced Learner Loan is available for most 19+ applicants dependent on your nationality/residency status - please check www.gov.uk/advanced-learner-loan for more information. The loan covers the full cost of the course, and if you go on to complete any
university-level course, the loan is written off, meaning you pay nothing for your Access diploma.
Please send course enquiries to [email protected]
course information last updated: Monday 4th December 2023 @ 8.02am (12 hours ago)