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Access to University

Access to University courses

If you want to study for a university-level course but don’t have the necessary qualifications, then our Access to University courses would benefit you. Access to University courses are designed specifically for adults returning to education, and aim to help you unlock the door to a new career.

Our Access to University full-time courses

Which Access to University course is for me?

Click on the career industry you are interested in to see which Access to Univeristy course/s can lead you there.

What is an Access to University course?

If you’re aged 19 or over and want to study for a university-level course but don’t have the necessary qualifications, then our Access to University courses are perfect for you.

Access to University courses are aimed specifically at people who want to return to education – with the aim of helping them to unlock new career prospects.

The college offers a range of Access to University courses, providing routes onto various career pathways, in sectors including business and law, humanities, science, social work, sport and teacher training (primary education).

The courses last just one year meaning you’re able to move on to university quickly, fully-equipped with the skills needed to study at a higher-level. Upon completion, you will gain an Access to HE Diploma qualification, which is recognised by universities and employers alike.

Why Access to University at West Notts?

  • 1Make use of our fantastic facilities
    Access to University students study at our Chesterfield Road campus in Mansfield Town centre, a short distance away from shops, cafes and car parking facilities. Students can make use of our excellent facilities and resources they need to complete their course. Students study in spacious classrooms, use the PCs to work outside study hours, and get all the information they need from the LRC.
  • 2You could be eligible for financial help towards your learning
    You may qualify for an Advanced Learner Loan to help pay for your course tuition fees. The scheme has been introduced by the government, to help learners aged 19+ study for qualifications at Level 3 and above, that will improve their employability and develop high-level skills and knowledge.
  • 3Feel fully-supported while you study
    Access to University students not only have the support of amazing tutors and student support coaches, but you can also take advantage of the college’s range of support teams, from the careers and employability team to our health and wellbeing services.
  • 4Stay at college and progress to university-level!
    Once you’ve finished your Access to University course, you may choose to stay and study up to degree-level at the University Centre on our Derby Road campus, which is run by Nottingham Trent University. A number of our Access courses can be the stepping stone to one of the many foundation degrees and top-up awards offered by NTU.

Pre-Access to University courses

Not quite ready for an access course? We also offer a pre-access course which can help ease you back into education, and improve your English and maths skills ready for higher-level study.

Once you’ve completed a pre-access course, you’ll be able to move on to one of the Access to University courses listed above.

Contact us to find out more.

Why choose West Notts?

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100% A Level pass rate in 2020.

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One of the top colleges in the UK for student satisfaction.**Learner Exit Survey 2019/20

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An extensive bus service across Mansfield and the surrounding area.

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We have four campuses each boasting a number of state-of-the-art facilities.

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