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Pre-Access to HE Level 2 for Teaching & Education Professions, Social Sciences or Social Work: Skills for Further Learning & Employment

  • Overview of the course

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    This qualification will help you to recognise your personal growth and engagement in learning. It will also help you to recognise your development of knowledge and/or skills to operate independently and effectively in life, learning and work
  • What you'll learn

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    Pre-Access to HE is a well-established national qualification which allows students without traditional Level 2 qualifications to work towards the Level 2 Certificate, and progress to the Level 3 Access to Higher Education Diploma the following year, which may lead to entry into university.

    This is a one year, part-time course delivered one day a week. This will help you work towards achieving the qualifications you need to gain entry to a degree course at university in subjects such as Sociology, Social Policy & Psychology. You will also undertake other topics such as Communication Skills and Working in Groups.
  • Entry requirements

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    You must have a Level 1 Functional Skills qualification in maths/English or be working towards this along side the course. You will need Level 2 Functional Skills/GCSE qualifications to progress to Access to HE Level 3 after this course.
  • How will I be assessed?

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    You will be required to complete a portfolio of evidence set and marked by the education provider and externally quality assured by Open Awards. The portfolio should provide sufficient evidence that you have the required knowledge, skills and understanding of the assessment criteria and that it is your own work.
    Types of evidence could include:
    a) Observation of performance
    b) Questioning (written or oral)
    c) Practical Activities
    d) Photographs or videos
    e) Personal statements
    f) Project work
    g) Witness testimonies
    h) Group discussion
    i) Recognition of Prior Learning

    Your course tutor will support you and guide you through this.
  • Is there anything else I need to know?

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    All learners will be assessed at the start of the course to ensure the course is suitable for them.
  • Who can I speak to about this course?

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    If you have any questions or queries about this course or the application process, please contact the course leader by email or text, who will be happy to advise: Departmental Mobile: 07379 617589
  • I'm interested in this course, what do I need to do next?

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    Use the 'enrol' button to enrol straight on to this course (the button will appear from 21 June).
  • Groups and Times

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    Group: C. First class: 15 February 2024. Last class: 04 Jul 2024
    • Thursday : 09:30 - 12:30
    • Thursday : 13:00 - 15:30
  • Course Fees

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    Tuition Fee: £225.00
    Other fees: £56.00
    Courses fees are subject to change.
  • Future opportunities

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    Subject to achievement of this course and achieving Level 2/GCSE in Maths and English you could progress to:
    Access to HE Social Sciences
    Access to HE Education and Primary Teaching
    Access to HE Social Work
    Level 3 Diploma Supporting Teaching and Learning
    Level 3 Qualification in a preferred subject or in to employment.
  • Additional Information

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    All learners will complete an individual learning plan which will be discussed with their tutor throughout the course.


    You may not have to pay tuition fees at all, if you fall into one of the groups eligible for fee exemptions. If you feel you may be eligible or would like someone to explain course fees in more detail, pleasecontact us via our Live Chat service available on any page of our website.

    Adult Learners

    Adult learners (19+) must provide evidence of their existing qualification at enrolment. Learners may not be able to enrol if this information is not provided when requested. If you have lost any certificates please contact your school in the first instance. If they are unable to provide a copy, you can contact one of the following exam boards (your school will be able to tell you which one applies to the exams you took):


    The best way to contact us is via our Live Chat service available from any page of our website. We endeavour to staff this service from 9am – 7pm, Monday to Thursdays and until 4pm on Fridays (during term time).
    Bolton College works hard to ensure that the information provided is accurate.
    All courses are offered subject to student numbers and the College reserves the right to amend, withdraw or amalgamate any of the courses, fees, services, locations or facilities described at any time.

    Studying at College

    The health and safety of our learners and staff is still very important to us and so there may continue to be an element of study outside of the classroom during the, academic year. The proportion of these hours will depend on the individual qualification(s) being undertaken. You must do the work set during these times or it will impact your progress on the course and therefore your achievement.

    Equalities Statement

    The College will treat all members of the community equally and will not favour any particular individual or group. English is our principal language but we will endeavour to provide information relating to this document in other formats and languages. If customers require this type of support they should contact the Recruitment & Relations Manager at

    Safeguarding Statement

    Bolton College are committed to ensuring that learners have a right to feel safe wherever they learn, in the classroom or online. If you have any personal safety or other worries, for example, feeling bullied; being made to feel uncomfortable or experiencing an inappropriate situation when you are attending college, please speak to the tutor, a member of the Reception Team or contact the College Safeguarding Team on 01204 482180 or via
  • Disclaimer

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    Although every care has been taken to ensure that the information contained within this document is accurate, there may be changes to this programme and provision. We will endeavour to keep prospective and current students updated where appropriate and when the information becomes available.
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  • Time:

    10:00 - 15:00
    5.00 (Hrs Per Week)

  • Duration:

    18 weeks

  • Venue:

    Deane Road Campus

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