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Course Code: MEFT

Level: 3
Subject area: Access to HE
Awarding body: CAVA
Qualification: Access
Course type: Full-time, Part-time
Time of Day: Daytime
Duration: One year
When you'll study: Various, 9.00am - 4.30pm

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About the course

Access to Higher Education courses are designed for students aged 19 or over. If you are aged 18 or under, this course may not be suitable for you. Please contact us on or 01752 305300 if you would like any help discussing alternative options.

This intensive one year CAVA Access to HE media course will explore the exciting and rapidly changing world of the media industry. You will get hands-on with a range of media such as film, photography, radio, animation, and journalism. This programme benefits from high levels of employer input and real world project briefs to stretch and challenge you. Once you complete this course at City College Plymouth, you’ll be able to progress to a number of degree courses at universities nationwide, depending on the combination of modules you have studied. Please note the College course title is a suggested progression route, you must check with your preferred higher education institution to ensure that this course meets their entry requirements.

What you'll learn

You’ll get hands on experience in a broad range of projects to give you a solid grounding in the key areas of media. Alongside your main studies, the Access course is designed to ensure that you achieve a maths and English qualification at the appropriate level for entry to higher education.

Entry requirements

To succeed on this course you will need to be committed towards your study and focused upon your career choice. This route is designed for adult students (19+). Funding is not available for those aged 18 and under, and we would recommend that alternative vocational qualifications are considered which support progression on to further or higher education and employment.

You should have a level 2 qualification in English and a level 1 qualification in maths, however, in exceptional circumstances, it may be possible to take the course without these qualifications.



Assessment methods will include a variety of teaching and learning strategies.

What's next?

Upon completing this programme you can progress onto a university-level course at the College or study at a range of universities.

Important information

Fees quoted apply to courses starting in the academic year 2018/19 (August 2018 – July 2019). There may be a slight increase in fees for courses starting 2019/20.


Course Code: MEFT

Course Fees

A Full Course Fee: Not applicable to this course

B Reduced Course Fee (for those in receipt of qualifying benefits): Not applicable to this course

C Ancillary course costs (ie books and equipment): £40

D Advanced Learner Loan Fee: £3000

How old are you? How much will you pay?
16 - 18 This course is not usually available to this age group. Please contact or phone reception on 01752 305 300 for advice.
19 - 23 C  +  D(Note: If you do not have a level 3 qualification, this course may be free).
24+ C  +  D

Please note fees are quoted for one year only.