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Pre-Access: Employment, Training and Personal Development

Course Code: PAHS1

Level: 2
Subject area: Access to HE
Awarding body: NOCN
Qualification: Access, Award
Course type: Part-time
Time of Day: Daytime
Duration: Six weeks
When you'll study: Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 9.00am - 5.00pm

About the course

This Pre-Access course is an introductory course for anyone wanting to return to study. It will give you a solid foundation in the skills required for employment and training, and support your personal development, building confidence so that you feel ready to return to learning. This course will introduce the core study skills to enable you to progress to studying at level 2 or 3 and/ or improve your job prospects. Whatever you decide to do with your future, you’ll be prepared to get there

What you'll learn

The course will cover a range of units designed to improve your study skills if you are hoping to enrol on to an Access to HE programme. Subjects may include time management, setting goals, personal study skills. You must achieve a total of 6 credits to achieve the award.

Entry requirements

It is preferred that applicants have at least a Level 1 in English and maths


There are no exams.

What's next?

Following completion of the Pre-Access Award, you have the opportunity to progress onto a variety of courses at City College Plymouth, depending on your current English and maths qualifications. Careers and course information is available.


Important information

Fees quoted apply to courses starting in the academic year 2021/22 (August 2021 – July 2022). There may be a slight increase in fees for courses starting 2022/23.

If you are aged 16-18, due to Government funding, tuition fees may not be applicable for your course. (Please note: this does not apply to Foundation Degrees or Access to Higher Education courses, and other courses not eligible for public funding.)


Course Code: PAHS1

Course Fees

A Full Course Fee: £300

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

C Ancillary course costs (ie books and equipment): Not applicable to this course

D Advanced Learner Loan Fee: Not applicable to this course

How old are you? How much will you pay?
16 - 18 A
19 - 23 A(Note: If you do not have a level 2 qualification, this course may be free).
24+ A

Please note fees are quoted for one year only.