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Access to Higher Education Courses in Hertfordshire

Access courses are nationally recognised qualifications designed to bridge the gap between your existing education and what you need to enter High Education.  If you are aged 19 or over our Access courses will provide you with the skills, confidence and knowledge you need to progress onto a degree level course.

How our Access to HE students benefit

  • Teaching delivered by experts in their fields
  • A range of pathways
  • Support and guidance available throughout the course
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Our Access courses will prepare you for entry to university. A particular feature of our courses is the development of successful learning skills and the ability to work independently. We had a 96% achievement rate on Access programmes in 2015-16, with the majority of students receiving their first choice university offer.

Before joining one of our Access courses you are strongly advised to research your chosen progression options and contact universities to establish exact entry criteria for your intended programmes of study. You may need to clarify the exact units and credits covered by our course, please contact our advice and guidance team should you need support with this.

All of our full time programmes include opportunities to support and enhance your learning so that you can achieve your goals and ambitions. Students enrol on a Study Programme which individualises their education whilst enhancing their employability skills. A Study programme is made up of four key elements which includes a main vocational qualification, the development of English and maths through the study of GCSE’s or Functional Skills, Work-related learning through work experience and Personal Development Reviews.

Find a course to suit you from the list below. If you get stuck, don’t worry, help is at hand just call us on 01727 737000 or email info@oaklands.ac.uk

Level 3 Access to Computing and ICT

The Access to HE course is a nationally recognised qualification by the Higher Education Sector and is awarded through the Gateway awarding body. Over the course of the year you will achieve skills at level 2 in Maths and a range of units at Level 3. You will develop your study skills, and study units in Computing and Information & Technology covering subjects such as Networking, Hardware & Software, IT security and programming. At the end of the year you will undertake a research project. You will also attend tutorials where you will have the opportunity to gain further accreditation in examination skills and portfolio building. Your tutor will assist you in applying to university through UCAS.

  • Full TimeFull time
  • Duration29WK 29 weeks
  • WWelwyn Garden City Campus

Level 3 Access to Forensics and Criminology

The Access to HE course is a nationally recognised qualification by the Higher Education Sector and is awarded through the Gateway awarding body. Over the course of the year you will achieve skills at level 2 in Maths and a range of units at Level 3. You will develop your study skills, and study units in Forensics and Criminology such as Criminal Investigation & the Criminal Justice System, Environmental Forensics, Forensic Investigation procedures and Careers Within Forensic Science & Criminology. At the end of the year you will undertake a research project. You will also attend tutorials where you will have the opportunity to gain further accreditation in examination skills and portfolio building. Your tutor will assist you in applying to university through UCAS.

  • Full TimeFull time
  • Duration29WK 29 weeks
  • WWelwyn Garden City Campus

Level 3 Access to Health and Social Care/Social Work

The Access to HE course is a nationally recognised qualification by the Higher Education Sector and is awarded through the Gateway awarding body. Over the course of the year you will achieve skills at level 2 in Maths and a range of units at Level 3. Alongside the vocational subjects, you will also cover study skills, ICT and units in science based subjects including biology and chemistry, as well as psychology. You will also attend tutorials where you will have the opportunity to gain further accreditation in examination skills and portfolio building. Your tutor will support and guide you in applying to university through UCAS.

  • Full TimeFull time
  • Duration29WK 29 weeks
  • WWelwyn Garden City Campus

Level 3 Access to Midwifery

The Access to HE course is a nationally recognised qualification by the Higher Education Sector and is awarded through the Gateway. Over the course of the year, you will achieve skills at level 2 in Maths and a range of units at Level 3. You will develop your study skills, ICT and study units in Science based subjects; Chemistry and Biology, as well the Social Sciences of Psychology and vocational units. At the end of the year you will undertake a research project. You will also attend tutorials where you will have the opportunity to gain further accreditation in examination skills and portfolio building. Your tutor will assist you in applying to university through UCAS.

  • Full TimeFull time
  • Duration29WK 29 weeks
  • WWelwyn Garden City Campus

Level 3 Access to Nursing

The Access to HE course is a nationally recognised qualification by the Higher Education Sector and is awarded through Gateway. Alongside relevant vocational units you will have the opportunity to develop your study skills, ICT and units in Science based subjects including chemistry and biology and the Social Sciences of Psychology. At the end of the year you will undertake a research project. You will also attend tutorials where you will have the opportunity to gain further accreditation in examination skills and portfolio building. Your tutor will assist you in applying to university through UCAS.

  • Full TimeFull time
  • Duration29WK 29 weeks
  • WWelwyn Garden City Campus

Level 3 Access to Science

The Access to HE course is a nationally recognised qualification by the Higher Education Sector and is awarded through the Gateway. Over the course of the year, you will achieve skills at level 2 and level 3 in Maths and a range of units at Level 3. You will also cover Study skills, ICT and units in Science based subjects; Physics, Chemistry and Biology. At the end of the year you will undertake a research project. You will also attend tutorials where you will have the opportunity to gain further accreditation in examination skills and portfolio building. Your tutor will assist you in applying to university through UCAS.

  • Full TimeFull time
  • Duration29WK 29 weeks
  • WWelwyn Garden City Campus