Degree Entry

For aspiring Information Technology and Management professions our nationally recognised level 3 diplomas are a well established Access Degree route for gaining entry to Degrees and Foundation Degrees, especially if you have little recent experience of education. The course is specifically designed for adults, of all ages, who want to return to learning.

Our level 3 qualifications are nationally recognised and designed to prepare you for moving on to higher education. The varied programme suits students with appropriate life experience who may or may not have formal qualifications. It will enable you to study a number of subjects to a level which allows a smooth transition to degree or other higher level course.

Length of study for access degree diploma

This course can be studied for over 6-12 months and is undertaken via distance learning.

Course content

This diploma is made up of a combination of study skills units and subject specialisms


You are assessed rigorously throughout the course. You will be required to present a portfolio that will include evidence such as essays, presentations, reports, tests, exam answers, self and peer assessments.

For each module of study successfully completed you will be awarded three credits. To achieve the Diploma you require 60 credits (20 units).

Access Degree - Level 3 access to higher education

Access Degree

Tuition fee

  • Free if eligible
  • Full fee £1,095

The fees shown are for 2016 entry; 2017 entry fees are subject to confirmation.

Advanced Learner Loan

If you are aged 19 and above you may be eligible to receive an Advanced Learner Loan to support the full fee; the maximum loan amount is the full fee. See the Finances section for more information.

Our level 3 diplomas provide access to degrees including:

BA (Hons) in Management3 years
BA (Hons) Business Entrepreneurship3 years
BA (Hons) Business Studies3 years
BA (Hons) Economics3 years
BA (Hons) International Business3 years
BSc (Hons) Marketing Management3 years
BA (Hons) Fashion Marketing3 years
BA (Hons) Human Resource Management3 years
BA (Hons) Sports Marketing Management3 years
BA (Hons) Events Management3 years
BA (Hons) International Tourism Management3 years
BA (Hons) International Development3 years
BA (Hons) in Management3 years

Contact us for more information

If you are interested in this course we are happy to answer any queries you may have