The Access to Higher Education Diploma course has completely transformed the lives of thousands of adults. If you do not have a full Level 3 qualification, here is an opportunity to return to study and achieve a nationally recognised qualification.
The aim of the course is to provide you with a route into higher education at university or college. Hundreds of former students have gone on to higher education courses at both our own University Centre Farnborough and elsewhere, showing that the course is successfully preparing students for the next stage in their education.
The qualification is a full-time course equivalent of two to three A Levels and takes one year to complete.
If you have any questions about this course then please contact us by phone on 01252 40 55 55 or message us.
Unit 1: Study Skills
Unit 2: Visual Language & Printmaking
Unit 3: Diagnostic Subject Studies
Unit 4: Portfolio
Unit 5: Research into Practice
Unit 6: Contextual Studies
Unit 7: Subject Specialism & Research Journal
Unit 8: Final Major Project & Exhibition
You will attend a number of external trips each year, for example to London galleries and drawing and research focused locations. You will also have the opportunity to go on an overseas study tour to Paris to view a variety of famous Galleries and gain inspiration from the city and its landscape. The feedback from students on the course is consistently positive, with high rates of student satisfaction.
These courses provide a route to higher education at university, with previous students choosing to study a fast-track degree here at University Centre Farnborough or applying to study elsewhere.
"This Access Course has let me get closer to my dream of running my own business. I have learnt many skills that made me university."
"Joining Access has taught me a lot about Printmaking and I now have my little print studio at home. I am excited to be offered a place in Illustration. I can now express my thoughts through different mediums and techniques."
"Taking the Access to Art & Design course at Farnborough College of Technology allowed me to explore and develop artistic techniques I didn’t know in working with other people."
This course is designed for mature students, aged 19 or over, who have had sufficient life or work experience between leaving school and starting the diploma.
To make sure this is the right course for you, acceptance onto the diploma is based on aptitude and commitment following an interview and assessment.
You will need an English Language GCSE at grade C/4 or above.
It is also strongly advised that you contact the university or teaching institution, you wish to attend after completion of this course and check what their exact GCSE requirements are for your chosen degree. Every university admission policy is different so its worth making sure you have the right course for your particular needs.
Taking the access course has taught me things I wouldn't have otherwise learned and has given me the opportunity to continue my studies at university. I'd highly recommend the course to anyone wishing to go on to obtain an art degree.
I'm now studying Graphic Design at Chelsea School of Art, University of the Arts, London