Access

Our Access provision is the perfect way to get back into education with the view to go onto university or to change direction in your career.

About Access

Access to Higher Education courses are designed to provide mature learners with the confidence and skills needed to cope with the academic demands of higher level study. We particularly welcome applications from mature learners who have decided on a career change or who are returning to their studies following a break. 

Access to Further Study is an intensive one year course which builds on existing skills. You will study GCSE English and Maths, and as part of Agored’s Skills for Further Study Diploma you will study Science, Social Science, Maths, IT and Study Skills. Weekly tutorials are held to explore progression routes and support you through your studies.

#YourFuture

After completing an Access to HE course, many students go on to study a range of Higher Education courses at local or national universities. Students may also opt to progress within the college to one of the Foundation Degree pathways available.

All Access courses

Level
Level
Availability
Start dates available
Month
Year
Locations available
Course name
Level
Level
Availability
Start dates available
Month
Year
Locations available
Access to Further Study L2 Full Time 4 September 2023 Barry Campus City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Pre Access to Nursing L2 Part Time 11 September 2023 12 September 2023 14 September 2023 Barry Campus City Centre Campus, Cardiff East Cardiff Campus
Access to Applied Computing L3 Full Time Part Time 4 September 2023 11 September 2023 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Access to Biosciences L3 Full Time 4 September 2023 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Access to Biosciences L3 Part Time 11 September 2023 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Access to Business L3 Full Time Part Time 4 September 2023 11 September 2023 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Access to Engineering L3 Full Time Part Time 4 September 2023 11 September 2023 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Access to Health Sciences L3 Full Time 4 September 2023 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Access to Health Sciences L3 Part Time 4 September 2023 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Access to Health Sciences L3 Part Time 11 September 2023 Barry Campus
Access to Literature & Media L3 Full Time Part Time 4 September 2023 11 September 2023 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Access to Nursing & Midwifery L3 Full Time 9 January 2023 17 January 2023 4 September 2023 16 January 2024 Barry Campus City Centre Campus, Cardiff East Cardiff Campus
Access to Social Sciences L3 Full Time Part Time 4 September 2023 11 September 2023 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Access to Social Work L3 Full Time 9 January 2023 4 September 2023 5 February 2024 Barry Campus East Cardiff Campus