Access Courses

Fast-track courses to give you the skills you need to gain a place at university.

Demonstrate your abilities as a learner and your potential to achieve success.

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:

  • The University of Cambridge
  • European School of Osteopathy
  • The University of St Andrews
  • The University of Edinburgh
  • The University of Exeter

Please note these courses are offered to students aged 19 and over, and those aged 19+ may be eligible for Advanced Learner Loan.