Course details

Table with course details
Qualification name Access to HE Diploma (Business)
Qualification level 3
Awarding organisation Cambridge Access Validating Agency (The)
Learning method Classroom based
Course hours Part-time
Course start date 2nd September 2024
Cost description Fee:3052.00 Concession: 215.00
Attendance pattern Daytime

Discover the learning experience and opportunities you can expect from this course.

The Access to HE Diploma (Business) prepares adults (aged 19+ if non-international) without traditional qualifications such as A Levels for study at university or other higher education programmes. The qualification is widely recognised by UK universities. It is made up of 60 credits, all studied at level 3, 45 graded and 15 ungraded, some for mandatory and some for optional units. For further information on the benefits of studying an Access couse and what it can lead to, please visit our Awarding body website at The diploma will introduce you to different aspects of business studies allowing you to acquire basic understanding of key business concepts. In this pathway you will study Accounting, Economics, Human Resources, Marketing, Mathematics and Business Environment units, as well as Study Skills and ITC Word Processing. A strongly supportive tutorial and study skills system is also in place to encourages the development of an autonomous and self-disciplined approach to learning as required by universities. This includes regular group and one-to-one tutorials to set and review targets and ensure sufficient progress is made. Career advice provided by personal tutors and the College Careers officers focus predominantly on university application, registration with UCAS and completion of the application form, as well as assistance with personal statement writing and advice on a range of higher education courses. It is advisable to apply for this course between November 2021 and June 2022, as this is a popular course.

Find out what qualifications and skills you will need for this course.

You can enrol on this course if you are aged 19 or over (non-international) or 18+ if classed as an international student. You should have a full level 2 or 4 x C grade or better at GCSE including A- C/4-9 in English or maths or above. In addition, IELTS 5.5, ESOL skills for life level 1 or FCE would be accepted instead of GCSE in English as well as evidence of completion of compulsory secondary education from country of origin. A satisfactory reference is also required.

Find out more about exams, assignments and assessments.

You will have a range of assessments – at least one per each unit, following the assignment due deadlines published at the beginning of the course. The assessments include exams, academic essays, reports, presentations and discussions.

Learners on this programme have progressed to a range of undergraduate courses such as Accounting & Finance, Business Management, Economics, International Business, Marketing, Tourism Management and many others, at a range of UK universities

Table with course venue details
Name Cambridge Regional College
Address Science Park Campus, King Hedges Road
King Hedges Road
Find on Google maps
Phone 01223 418200
Go to course

Back to results