Access to HE (Level 3)

Access to Higher Education (Business Management) Level 3 Diploma

Duration Age Group Study Year Cost Available Locations
£3,022 * Southend Campus
Duration Age Group Study Year Cost Available Locations
£3,022 * Southend Campus


This course is for people that would like to study on a Higher Education programme in Business e.g. Business Management Ba (Hons), but need to gain the required entry qualifications and skills. Previous learners have also been successful in gaining places at university to study construction management, law, languages and politics.

Entry Requirements

You must be aged 19 or above by the 31st of August 2022.

You must have at least one GCSE C/4 or above in either English Language or Maths, or a Level 2 in Functional Skills (evidence of this will be required during the application cycle).

Ideally you will have both. However, if you only hold the one, you may work towards the one that you do not have whilst studying for your Access Diploma; this will be dependent on being accepted onto a Level 2 course, either GCSE or Functional Skills.

Many universities require GCSE Maths and English rather than an equivalent. It is your responsibility to begin checking which qualifications you require with the university or college you wish to progress to.

Course Structure

You will study a range of different units across the programme, some focusing on your academic skills and some more subject specific, such as:

  • Business planning
  • Economics
  • HR management
  • Leadership
  • Marketing
  • Project Management
  • Research Project

Assessment & Feedback

Your work will be assessed by a mixture of assessment methods which include coursework and examinations.

Course Cost

Advanced learner loan may be available

Adult, full_time: £3,022

Course fee based on 2021-22 for UK residents. Non-UK citizens will need to provide sufficient document/s confirming your right to live and study in the UK e.g. confirmation of settled status.

What Next...

You can progress onto degree programmes at college or university