Access to HE programmes are high quality university preparation programmes that offer students a good experience of study in a UK college environment. The programme is externally validated by CAVA.
There are three pathways to choose from: Business, Science and Humanities. All three Access courses are open to local and international students.
University Foundation Programmes are designed for students whose school leaving qualifications, possibly from another country, will not allow them to progress directly onto a British university degree programme. For example, if you have only completed 12 years of school education, it is likely that you will need to complete a University Foundation Programme before you can apply to university.
Access to Business
• International Marketing Planning
• Managing People
• Factors that Influence Business
• Use of Statistics
• Introduction to Algebra and Graphs
• Business Awareness
• ICT - Word Processing
• HE Study Skills
Plus two pathway options: Business Management or Accounting and Economics.
Choose three of the following subjects, plus additional research project in one of your chosen subjects.
• Study Skills
• English Literature
• Study Skills
This programme is for students who are seeking to follow a Higher Education Degree in Business related degrees, Economics, Marketing, Accounting, Finance, International Trade and Management. Students study subjects include Marketing, Management, Statistics as well as preparation for Higher Education such as Academic Writing and Examination Techniques.
This programme is for students who are seeking to follow a Higher Education Degree in Engineering, Science or Health and Biomedical Fields. Students study three from: Chemistry, Biology, Physics and Mathematics, as well as a Study Skills unit. Academic English and Preparation for Higher Education are also included.
This programme is for those students who are seeking to follow a Higher Education Degree in a range of subjects including English, History, Law and Sociology. Students study: English, History, Sociology, Academic English and Preparation for Higher Education.
• Students must be aged 17+ years old
• Have a high school certificate with average academic grades over 70% or equivalent.
• IELTS: 5.0 (for Business pathway) or equivalent.
• IELTS: 5.5 (for Science and Humanities pathways) or equivalent.
• Some qualifications may not be recognised by the UKVI if you need to obtain visa in order to come and study in the UK (e.g. GCSEs).
Please enquire with our International Centre by emailing
Please complete the International application form via the Apply button above.