Access to A-levels

Access to A-levels

Our Access to A-levels programme is an exciting new one year course which enables you to build on your portfolio of qualifications and develop your academic skills in order to progress to a full Level 3 A-level or Vocational programme. This is particularly useful if you need an A-level route to progress in your career aim.


Entry Requirments

Students joining the Access to A-levels course are required to gain at least 3 GCSEs at Grade 4 including English. A grade 4 is also required in Science if you wish to take the Applied Biology. Each student will be considered on a case by case basis.

What will I learn?

You will be able to choose two from the following courses or an equivalent:

Level 3 National Certificate in Applied Human Biology

(Level 3 National Certificate in Applied Human Biology available in the 2nd year)

Level 3 Applied Certificate in Criminology

(Level 3 Applied Diploma in Criminology available in the 2nd year)

Level 3 National Certificate in Enterprise and Marketing

Level 3 National Certificate in Applied Psychology

(Level 3 Extended Certificate in Applied Psychology available in the 2nd year)


Plus an Extended Project Qualification EPQ (Level 2) which allows each student to embark on a largely self-directed and self-motivated project. You will choose a topic, plan, research and develop your idea and decide on your finished product.

Also English and Maths will be included in your individual timetable and you will be allocated a personal tutor and take part in the tutorial and enrichment programme and events.


The Access to A-level leads directly onto a full level 3 A-level programme or a level 3 vocational programme or an apprenticeship, subject to satisfying the minimum entry requirements of your chosen programme.