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Course overview

Always wanted to learn at a higher level but thought it was out of reach?

This short course will give you all the information you need to understand how to get yourself to university and beyond via our excellent Access to Higher Education programmes.


Day one: Why go to uni? You will meet the Access to HE team and learn all about the diplomas we offer: Education, Health Professionals and what is involved. You will learn how this gateway course to Higher Education can lead to an array of degrees and ultimately career paths, not just in Education or Health, that require degree level study. We will talk you through the pattern of study and the units each diploma covers as well as how you earn vital UCAS points when you study with us.

Remember the Access to HE is equivalent to three A-Levels and is not for the faint hearted- but it is a life changing and incredibly rewarding diploma. We'll inform you of what attributes and skills you need to go the distance and reach you university goal.

Are you eligible? There are some important requirements to be able to undertake the course that we will guide you through.

Guest speakers include university lecturers as well as our students past and present. You will also hear from our student finance expert from the Student Loans Company.

Day two: Not sure where an Access diploma in Education or Health can take you or what you want to study? You will learn how wide reaching both diplomas are create an action plan of what you need to do to find out more about what you want to study at university and how to get there.

Want a flavour of what it's like? We'll give you an example assignment to look at so you understand what A2HE level work looks like and how we build your academic skills to prepare you for university- you are not expected to know this when you start your diploma with us but you'll be an expert by the end!

Our representative from the Student Loans Company will be on hand talk to you about the funding available to cover the cost of your Access to HE diploma as well as what student finance looks like when you finally reach uni.

You will meet the wonderful motivational speaker Stephen Seki and hear all about his journey from farmer to pharmacist!

Day three: Drop in session for you to ask any questions to the team and get support with making your application. Speak to our team as well as current leaners who can help to answer all your questions.

Session details

Tuesday 10-12 Lunch (included) 12.45-2pm please bring your own drink

Wednesday 10-12 Lunch (included) 12.45-2pm please bring your own drink

Please make us aware of any dietary requirements you may have

Thursday 9.30am-12.30pm drop in support session

A creche is available for this short course for all sessions. Places are limited. You must email us at support@learntelford.ac.uk if you require this facility with the age of you child/ren and any dietary requirements

Eligibility criteria

Given the academic nature of Access to HE, you must have Level 2 English in order to attend and complete an enrolment form to confirm this.

You must be able to attend both day one and day two in full

To avoid disappointment if you decide to apply for an Access to HE course, we require you to have a full Level 2/Grade C/Grade 4 or above English qualification to benefit from this taster


Venue and accessibility

The 3rd Floor of Southwater One is fully accessible for all. Please let us know of any special requirements



What to Do Next

Register your interest here: Register interest - Learn Telford

Complete the enrolment form link after you've registered your interest

Places are limited on a first come first served basis

There is no obligation for you to apply for Access to HE after attending this short course

For enquiries contact:

Opening Hours 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday

Telephone: 01952 382888

Email: support@learntelford.ac.uk

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