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One of the top three* further education colleges in London, Southwark College has a mission to deliver lifelong learning, enabling people of all ages and backgrounds to improve their career prospects through education. We offer a wide range of high quality one-year, full-time Access to Higher Education (HE) courses at our state-of-the-art, centrally located campus.

Our Access courses are an excellent route to university for adults (aged 19+) who do not have the qualifications normally required or may have been out of education for some time. Taught by expert tutors in our innovative learning environment, these courses allow you to build your skills, knowledge and confidence – getting you to the right standard to start studying your chosen subject at HE level.

In addition to providing a high level of support throughout your studies, we have strong links with leading universities such as Goldsmiths University London and London South Bank and are committed to helping our Access students to secure a place on an HE course. We also offer Foundation Degrees in some subjects with the option of a ‘top-up’ year at one of our partner universities.

Southwark College is located in a recently refurbished £41m campus on The Cut, opposite Southwark tube station and within walking distance from Waterloo station. The College is part of NCG, one of the UK’s largest and most successful further education providers and the first group in the UK to have Taught Degree Awarding Powers.

For more information about Southwark College, visit www.southwark.ac.uk or give us a call on 0203 757 4000.

*Department of Education National Achievement Rate Tables 2019.

General information

Duration of course: One year

Learning support: Our Learning Centre gives students access to a range of resources including core course text books (print and online), over 100 desktop computers and mobile devices, printing facilities, and a variety of study areas for different ways of working. We also offer support – either individually or in groups – to help you improve your ICT, digital, study and research skills as well as your English and maths. We offer specialised support for students with autism, Asperger syndrome, dyslexia, physical disabilities, visual and hearing impairments and other needs.

Accessibility: Available.

Pre-Access Courses Available: Yes

Courses

Access to HE Diploma (Business Studies)

Attendance: Day

Progression: Degrees in Business Studies or a related subject

Location: Southwark College, The Cut, SE1

Learner Information Sheet - Access to HE Diploma (Business Studies)

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Access to HE Diploma (Dance)

Attendance: Day

Progression: Degree in Dance or Performing Arts.

Location: Southwark College, The Cut, SE1

Learner Information Sheet - Access to HE Diploma (Dance)

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Access to HE Diploma (Education and Teacher Training)

Attendance: Day

Progression: Degree in Education Studies or Teacher Training

Location: Southwark College, The Cut, SE1

Learner Information Sheet - Access to HE Diploma (Education and Teacher Training)

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Access to HE Diploma (Fashion Studies)

Attendance: Day

Progression: Degree courses in Fashion, including Southwark College’s Foundation Degree in Art and Design (Fashion) with the option of a year 3 top-up to a full Honours degree at University of East London.

Location: Southwark College, The Cut, SE1

Learner Information Sheet - Access to HE Diploma (Fashion Studies)

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Access to HE Diploma (Law)

Attendance: Day

Progression: Degree in Law or a Law / Humanities related course.

Location: Southwark College, The Cut, SE1

Learner Information Sheet - Access to HE Diploma (Law)

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Access to HE Diploma (Music)

Attendance: Day

Progression: Degree courses in Music, including Southwark College’s Foundation Degree in Music and Production with the option of a year 3 top-up to a full Honours degree at University of East London (UEL).

Location: Southwark College, The Cut, SE1

Learner Information Sheet - Access to HE Diploma (Music)

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Access to HE Diploma (Nursing)

Attendance: Day

Progression: Degree in Nursing or

Location: Southwark College, The Cut, SE1

Learner Information Sheet - Access to HE Diploma (Nursing)

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Access to HE Diploma (Radiography)

Attendance: Day

Progression: Degree courses in in Radiography or a related subject such as Forensic Science, Radiotherapy or Oncology

Location: Southwark College, The Cut, SE1

Learner Information Sheet - Access to HE Diploma (Radiography)

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Access to HE Diploma (Science)

Attendance: Day

Progression: Degree courses in Science or a related subject such as Physiotherapy, Radiography, Nutrition & Dietetics or Engineering

Location: Southwark College, The Cut, SE1

Learner Information Sheet - Access to HE Diploma (Science)

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