Access to HE

Access is for learners who wish to take a university level course, but lack the normal entrance requirements for HE.

The courses are recognised by universities and other HE institutions as an alternative to standard A Level entry. The aim of the course is to open doors to study for applicants who do not have the specific A Level qualification pre-requisites that they normally need to enter a degree programme.

There are many reasons why this route may suit you; you may be a student who has completed some qualifications and can show the right level of skill and maturity for this programme or you may be a mature applicant and who has not studied A Levels but possesses a wealth of experience in the your chosen field. The courses provide a broad programme of study that includes core modules and more specialist modules that will enable you to progress.

We also offer the BTEC Diploma in Foundation Studies which provides a link between the skills acquired during A Level or National Diploma and the demands of specialist programmes in Higher Education.


North Devon

Humanities - FTB187

Art & Design - FTB041

Science - FTB185

Health & Social Care - FTB186

Mid Devon

Science - FTT130

Health & Social Care - FTT128

Get In Touch

For more in-depth information please contact our Guidance Team using the details below. Alternatively you can email us on

North Devon
Tel: 01271 338125

Mid Devon:
Tel: 01884 235330