City of Bristol College is one of the South West’s largest further and higher education colleges. We have a range of academic and vocational courses available. We offer full and part-time study opportunities from entry to degree level.

The college has 7 sites across Bristol. All of our Access Pathways are delivered at the Ashley Down site, with occasional classes at our College Green site.

Our Access students are taught by well qualified, experienced, subject specialists and are assigned a personal tutor who supports them throughout the programme. Additionally, we are lucky to have a therapy dog, Clemmy, who works exclusively within the Access department. Our Access students progress to a very broad range of universities including Russell group universities

General information

Duration of courses: One academic year (September to July)
Learning support: Specialist support, equipment and software, tutorials (Group and One to One), use of online Moodle VLE to support classroom learning.
Accessibility: Good access for people with disabilities.

Courses

Access to HE Diploma (Business Studies)

Attendance: Day
Progression: This course is designed primarily for students wishing to pursue a degree in subjects such as Business Studies, Business Administration, Accounting, Economics, Communication Studies, Marketing and Event Management. There are also a number of HND/Foundation Degrees in Business at City of Bristol College.
Location: Ashley Down Centre
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Access to HE Diploma (Engineering)

Attendance: Day
Progression: This course is designed primarily for students wishing to pursue a degree in subjects such as Physics, Astrophysics, Economics, Finance, Computer Science, Robotics, Prosthetics, as well as many branches of Engineering including Mechanical, Civil, Electronic, Chemical, Aeronautic, Auto, Marine, Railway etc. and is particularly appropriate for those wanting to develop the strongest mathematical skills. There are also a number of HND/Foundation Degrees at City of Bristol College.
Location: Ashley Down Centre
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Access to HE Diploma (Environmental Science)

Attendance: Day
Progression: This course is designed primarily for students wishing to pursue a degree in subjects such as Environmental Science, Geography, Ecology, Conservation and Alternative Energies.There are also a number of HND/Foundation Degrees at City of Bristol College.
Location: Ashley Down Centre
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Access to HE Diploma (Health and Social Care)

Attendance: Day
Progression: This course is designed primarily for students wishing to pursue a career in Nursing, Midwifery, Occupational Therapy, Paramedic Science, Early Childhood Studies and Care Practice. There are also a number of HND/Foundation Degrees in Health and Social Care at City of Bristol College.
Location: Ashley Down Centre
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Access to HE Diploma (Humanities and Social Science)

Attendance: Day
Progression: This course is designed primarily for students wishing to pursue a degree in subjects such as English, History, Sociology, Psychology, Politics, Law, Anthropology, International Relations, International Development, Education, Classics, Art History, Criminology, Liberal Arts, Journalism, Philosophy, Gaming Technology, Creative Writing, Social Policy and Criminology. There are also a number of HND/Foundation Degrees at City of Bristol College.
Location: Ashley Down Centre
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Access to HE Diploma (Medicine)

Attendance: Day
Progression: This course is designed primarily for students wishing to pursue a career in Medicine. It will, however, support applications for degrees in many related areas such as Biomedical Sciences, Pharmacy, Biochemistry, Diagnostic Imaging and Physiotherapy.
Location: Ashley Down Centre
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Access to HE Diploma (Science)

Attendance: Day
Progression: This course is designed primarily for students wishing to pursue a degree in subjects such as Pure Sciences as well as Applied Science areas such as Medicine and Health Professions, Neuroscience, Astrology, Archaeology, Microbiology, Veterinary Science, Dentistry, Forensic Science and Pathology. There are also a number of HND/Foundation Degrees at City of Bristol College.
Location: Ashley Down Centre
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Access to HE Diploma (Social Work)

Attendance: Day
Progression: This course is designed primarily for students wishing to pursue a career in Social Work. It will, however, support applications for degrees in many related areas such as Youth Work, Social Policy and Housing. There are also a number of HND/Foundation Degrees in Health and Social Care at City of Bristol College.
Location: Ashley Down Centre
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Contact details

Contact

Main Site

Ashley Down Centre
Ashley Down Road
Bristol, BS7 9BU

Tel: 0117 312 5000