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access courses

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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Carl Thom, business advisor at Middlesbrough College, was Mandy's tutor while she studied on the access course.
Carrie Akrill, a mature student with a young family, completed the Access course with the college and is now studying a BA (Hons) English degree at the University of Leicester.
I was really interested in engineering when I was younger and I was excited to see it offered as an Access course at Bournville College.
So why don't academics offer these invaluable prerequisites to students who have just finished their GCSEs as universities react favourably to a student who has gained an access course to higher education?
Each year, almost 2,500 people in Wales, who missed out on earlier opportunities to go to university, undertake access courses to get themselves ready for the challenges of higher education.
Successful completion of an Access course guarantees students a place on a wide range of HNC, HND or university degree courses.
Access courses are designed to fit in with busy adult lifestyles.
It's good to get recognition for access courses but I feel odd its just me because it's a team effort and lots of other people should get credit too.
A ACCESS courses help those without formal qualifications or study experience into the teaching profession.
ACCESS courses are designed to provide a broad foundation of knowledge in a given area of study.
Drivers can access courses through a laptop computer and start their courses at any time, but they must complete the study work within the 16-week period to receive credit and reimbursement.
With more courses being added each year, along with a growing range of access courses, foundation degree and top-up degree programmes, those numbers only look set to increase.