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This course is ideal for those who would like to enter the Access to Higher Education Diploma course but don't yet have enough experience in written and spoken English. It is suitable for adults who have been out of education for some time and who need to prepare for study at a higher level before progressing onto the L3 Access programme. On the successful completion of this course students will be awarded the OCNLR Level 2 Diploma in Progression.

Entry Requirements

Although there are no formal entry requirements for this course you will be required to complete an initial assessment that indicates an appropriate level of English. If you do not already have Grade 4 or above in GCSE English and maths you will also be expected to enrol for them alongside this course (also in GCSE Science where relevant).

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    Assessment Method

    You will produce a portfolio of evidence, including practical demonstration, written tasks, group discussions, projects, case studies, essays, presentations, and oral question and answer. There are no formal examinations

    Aims of the course

    The Level 2 Pre-Access Progression course provides you with the opportunity to develop a range of knowledge and skills. These include participating constructively in group discussions, collaborating effectively in teams, applying problem solving processes, developing practical presentation skills, using academic writing protocols and forming logical arguments. These skills will support your progression to the Level 3 Access to HE Diploma course.

    Progression Opportunities

    Successful achievement of this qualification enables students to pursue further study on the L3 Access to HE Diploma of their choice.


    This course is classroom-based, it will also include workshops, tutorials, independent study and online learning opportunities. You will also have access to our VLE site (Google Classrooms) that will provide you with a range of materials and resources to support your learning whilst on the course. Additional learning support is also available if required.

    Career Options

    This qualification provides a route to a wide range of careers, dependent on what subject the student opts to study at degree level.

Course Details

Venue Southwark
Day/Eve Day
Mode Part Time
Duration 1 year
Start Date 09/09/2019
End Date 03/07/2020


For up-to-date information about tuition fees, living costs and financial support, visit Fees and Finance.

16-18 Free
19-24 £ 994 p/year
24+ £994 p/year
International £2,160 p/year

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One highlight of my time at university has been the opportunity to meet professionals in my field whose work and research has completely changed my perspective of the world we live in.

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Eka Triandapilidi

After a very successful year in Level 1 ESOL, Eka started her career path with a teaching assistant job in a primary school in Bromley. She is very happy and sees this as an opportunity to inspire and motivate children and to continue improving her own English skills, wherever possible.

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