Course Location


Stockport College


Course Overview

If your passionate about going to university but don’t meet the entry requirement for our Access to HE programmes, then our Diploma in Skills and Further Learning is a great first step in achieving this.

Our pre-Access qualification provides learners with the opportunity to develop knowledge and skills at Level 2 which link seamlessly to the curriculum of our most popular curricula within our Level 3 Access to HE Diploma.

You’ll learn all the key study skills you need to become confident and establish yourself at level 2 before progressing to level 3.

You can study this Diploma alongside GCSE’s English and/or Maths which you will need to progress to university.

Through this course we will enable you to build your confidence in academic work, manage your time, cope with stress, and deal with life beyond your studies so you can start as you mean to go on.

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Access to Higher Education

There are no specific entry requirements for this course. You will however need to undertake literacy and numeracy assessments and if you don’t already have GCSE Maths and English you will study these qualifications alongside this course.
• Developing own interpersonal Skills
• Improving Own Learning and Performance
• Critical thinking
• Plagiarism
• Research Skills
Optional Units will change depending on subject area.

Successful Completion of the Diploma In Skills and Further Learning equips you to enrol onto one of our Access to Higher Education Level 3 Diploma.

With just a year of additional study, you could then be eligible to progress to a related higher education course here at the College or at one of several universities across the country.

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