Do you want to access university as an adult but don’t have the qualifications to get there?
Our Pre-Access programme provides you with study skills at level 2 enabling you to progress to an Access to Higher Education course, or to go on to further technical study or the workplace.
Most of our students have been out of education for some time and have few or no qualifications. But they all share the determination to succeed and a willingness to work hard.
To study at level 3 for our Access to Higher Education programme, you will need to have achieved English at GCSE grade 4 (C) or Functional Skills Level 2. For study areas that are largely dependent upon maths skills, GCSE grade 4 (C) or Functional Skills Level 2 may also be required.
Not quite ready for level 3? Then we have level 2 Pre-Access courses designed just for you to support you to progress to achieve your goals.
We can offer the opportunity to study either GCSE Maths or English alongside your Access to HE course for individuals that are ready and will discuss this with you during the Interview Day.
Most of our students choose to stay residentially with us. We also have non-residential places available.
We look forward to welcoming you to Northern College.
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Northern College changed my life. They took me right through to Honour’s degree. Something I wouldn’t have achieved anywhere else. But it also installed a sense of empowerment that sees me going to a different university to sit for a Master’s.
A truly wonderful place to study. I’ve learnt so much and would definitely recommend Northern College to anyone.
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