If you have been out of education for a while and would like to gain access to a university level qualification such as a degree, an Access course may be the best way forward for you. Access courses are equivalent to three A Levels and allow you to progress directly onto degree level courses.
You will gain the study skills, subject knowledge and confidence to progress to a Foundation Degree or Honours Degree programme either here at University Centre Somerset, or at any other institution of your choice. Over 85% of our successful Access students progress to university and other Higher Education establishments each year. Many have gone on to degree-level and beyond at a range of prestigious Higher Education establishments and universities including:
Please note these courses are offered to students aged 18 and over, and those aged 19+ may be eligible for Advanced Learner Loan.
I have learned so much during my time here, and not just about social work. The course has given me an interest in politics that I didn't have before, and I feel my general knowledge has expanded as well.
I previously worked for the Royal Mail, but after having my children wanted a career change. I didn’t want to start at the bottom so felt that returning to study was the best way to guarantee better prospects for my future.