a preparatory, prevocational or bridging course which prepares a student for further study or training. Access courses are offered particularly for immigrants, overseas students and adults who are seeking to re-enter the workforce.
A course aimed at mature students (21 years of age or over), who are interested in preparing for university study. There are normally no formal educational qualification requirements. Most Access Courses are available full or part time, with full-time courses taking one year to complete. Successful completion of an Access Course brings the opportunity to move on to studies for a higher education diploma or degree.
One-year full-time course for students who are not ready to enter degree programmes. Usually features study and writing skills, English language and some study of the subject to be studied at degree level.