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certificated courses (in England, level 3, A-level equivalent) designed to prepare ‘mature students’ (usually over 21 years) for entry to HIGHER EDUCATION by providing academic preparation, study skills and an alternative entry qualification. Currently 8% of students in the UK enter HE via Access courses (UCAS, 1998).
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The service also boasts a network of military champions who were instrumental in setting up the access course and act as advocates, ensuring all former members of the military receive the support they need when joining and throughout their time with WMAS.
"The Access course and overall college experience has given me a type of independence that I could never even imagine.
He needs to pay PS30,000 up front and the pressure is on because the pass Caolan achieved on his access course only remains valid for one year.
Access courses are designed for people who have been out of education for some time but want a career change, or a step back into work after family commitments.
Henley College is running a fast track Access course starting in January.
Advanced Learning Loans can help pay for your course and, what's more, if you complete your degree, your Access course loan is written off.
All of the above are not taught at high school, so why don't schools offer an access course to higher education for those students who decide to go to university, and just A-levels for those sixth-formers who want to leave education after their A-levels?
'An Evening With' will see the Band of Gold and Mona Lisa star talk about writing which has inspired her, as well as reading her own short story penned during an access course on creative writing which she took before securing her university place.
The company provides a free low level access selection guide, Cam-Lock Advance Guard Rail product guide with assembly instructions and offers training courses to its customers on how to work safely at height still the biggest cause of fatal accidents and serious injuries on construction sites - as well as the new PASMA Low Level Access course.
"Every year we get fantastic feedback from students who have completed an access course. It's great to think that OCN North East Region will make a difference to the state of employment."
With no A levels but a keen interest in Law, Conor signed up for the Access course. He has now been accepted to study for a Law degree at the University of Chester.
Blackboard Inc (Nsadaq:BBBB), a software producer specialising in educational software, announced on 26 March that it is releasing a free application for the Apple (Nasdaq:AAPL) iPhone and iPod which will enable customers to access course information remotely via those devices.