Access courses last one year and are designed for people who would like to go to university but lack the formal qualifications needed for entry. Ideally applicants will have some work experience.
We offer Access courses in:
As well as learning your specialist subjects, you'll also receive tuition in English, Maths, IT and Study Skills.
Courses by Level
What to expect
You'll attend approximately 15 hours of classes a week at the College, but you'll also need to study at home in your own time. You'll also receive lots of support. You'll be assigned a personal tutor who will be on hand to provide advice and guidance and who can help you complete university application forms when the time comes. Our careers advisors are also available to give direction and extra support is provided in core subjects. You'll also be able to access College computers in the evenings and on Saturdays. You may be eligible to apply for the Discretionary Learner Support Fund and some financial support may be available for childcare.
How to apply for a place
The first thing you need to do is complete an application form. Before we can offer you a place, we'll ask you to come to our Harrow on the Hill Campus for an interview and diagnostic assessment. Don't worry if you lack formal qualifications – relevant life experience will be taken into account.
Please note the Access to Nursing course requires students to complete a Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) disclosure at an additional cost of £44. Students also need to complete a Harrow College declaration form. A satisfactory check is an essential requirement for your course. Access in Social Work requires students to have relevant work experience. University entry can depend on 3months/420 hours placement.