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Course Code: PAHS2

Level: 2
Subject area: Access to HE
Awarding body: CAVA
Qualification: Certificate
Course type: FREE (Eligibility Applies), Part-time
Time of Day: Daytime
Duration: Seven weeks
When you'll study: Various days, 9.00am - 5.00pm

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About the course

This level 2 Pre-Access certificate is designed to further develop your study skills to enable you to progress confidently onto a full-time Access to HE course. The programme is ideal for you if you are returning to education to embark on a new career path or apply for university.

Please note, this course is a progression from the level 2 Pre-Access award.

What you'll learn

The course will involve a variety of units to improve study skills and personal development topics, such as time management, setting goals and targets, use of IT and research skills as well as basic literacy and numeracy. You may also study some vocational units for their particular area of interest. You will need to achieve a total of 21 credits.

Entry requirements

You will need to have successfully completed the level 2 Pre-Access award or achieved a level 1 in English and maths.


There are no exams.

What's next?

On successful completion of this course, you can progress onto an Access to HE course at the College (subject to English and maths initial assessments).

Important information

Fees quoted apply to courses starting in the academic year 2020/21 (August 2020 – July 2021). There may be a slight increase in fees for courses starting 2021/22.

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: PAHS2

Course Fees

A Full Course Fee: £300

B Reduced Course Fee (for eligible students): £0

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  or   B
19 - 23 A  or   B(Note: If you do not have a level 2 qualification, this course may be free).
24+ A  or   B

Please note fees are quoted for one year only.