Access to Higher Education Courses in Guildford, Surrey
Become a... university graduate! These courses will help you to get the skills and qualifications you need to get into university.
Thinking about getting a degree but don’t have the qualifications to get you there? Mature student over 19? Access courses provide a nationally recognised, non A Level route to university or higher education for mature students without formal entry requirements. They can be studied full-time over one year or part-time over two years. Choose from Arts and Humanities, Business, Nursing and Health, Social Sciences or Teacher Training.
Why choose Guildford College?
90% of students progress to university after completing the programme
Expert guidance – university applications and careers advice
Learning Resource Centre stacked with over 30,000 resources and including study zones and computers. Information is also accessible remotely and staff are on hand to help and give advice
Subject-specialist teaching staff, providing an excellent standard of teaching
Interactive teaching and learning facilities including interactive whiteboards
Day to day
Discussing business objectives and strategy
Debating controversial topics
Finding out about crime and punishment, law and society in the UK today
Reading, researching and writing
Analysing books and films
Teaching and/or helping others
Once you have done your degree you could progress to professions including teaching, nursing, social work and many others. Teachers and nurses can earn between £20-35,000 depending on experience, rising to higher than this for more senior positions. Starting salaries for social workers are typically around £20,000, rising to between £26-40,000 in positions of more responsibility.
The College offers a wide variety of Foundation Degrees, HNDs and Degrees or you could move on to a university of your choice. Our Access courses are designed to provide entry to a wide range of subject areas including teacher training, social work, law, nursing, English, business studies, history, philosophy, psychology, sociology, politics, or other subjects at university
www.ucas.com - UCAS is the central organisation that processes applications for full-time undergraduate courses at UK universities and colleges.
www.qaa.ac.uk - The Quality Assurance Agency licenses authorised validating agencies to recognise Access to Higher Education programmes, and to award Access to Higher Education certificates to students.
www.aimhigher.ac.uk - Aim Higher aims to widen participation in higher education by raising the awareness, aspirations and attainment of young people from under-represented groups.