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South Thames College is a large further and higher education college attended by a wide range of students and offering a broad selection of courses including the  OCN London L2 Certificate and Progression Diplomas and the L3 Diploma in Access to HE. The College also offers opportunities for degree-level study.

The Access courses are run at both the Wandsworth and Merton college centres both of which are easily accessible by public transport. Over 300 students a year attend Access and Pre Access courses and Access students have a good record of progression to our own higher education courses, and to universities locally and throughout the country.

Support for students who are not speakers of English as their first language is available as well as for students who need to improve their English and maths. The College welcomes learners with disabilities, learning difficulties and medical conditions and will provide specialist support where necessary.

General information

Pre-Access Courses Available:  Yes

Humanities and Educational Studies

Business and Law

Nursing/Health & Human Science  

Learning support: Yes

Courses

Access to HE Diploma (Built Environment)

Attendance: Day

Progression: South Thames College’s Higher National Certificate in Civil Engineering, or other Built Environment related degrees at London Southbank University or other Universities. 

Location: Wandsworth centre

Learner Information Sheet - Access to HE Diploma (Built Environment)

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Access to HE Diploma (Business Studies)

Progression: South Thames College’s Higher National Diploma in Business, or Higher Education in Business at another HE institution. Students from this course have gone on to study for Business related degrees at London universities. 

Location: Wandsworth centre

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

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Access to HE Diploma (Education and Teacher Training)

Attendance: Day

Progression: A degree in Primary Education (QTS) or possibly in another subject followed by a PGCE.

Location: Wandsworth centre

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

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Access to HE Diploma (Fashion Studies)

Attendance: Day

Progression: A degree in fashion design or other related subject areas.

Location: Wandsworth centre

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

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Access to HE Diploma (Humanities and Social Science)

Attendance: Day

Progression: A degree course in a wide range of subjects across the arts and social sciences.

Location: Wandsworth centre

Learner Information Sheet - Access to HE Diploma (Humanities and Social Science)

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Access to HE Diploma (Media Studies)

Attendance: Day

Progression: South Thames College’s HNC in Media (Creative Sound and Vision), or HE at another institution.

Location: Wandsworth centre

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

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Access to HE Diploma (Midwifery)

Attendance: Day

Progression: Various

Location: Wandsworth and Merton centres

Learner Information Sheet - Access to HE Diploma (Midwifery)

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Access to HE Diploma (Nursing)

Attendance: Day

Progression: Higher level courses in nursing or to training in the allied health professions

Location: Wandsworth (South Thames) and Merton centres

Learner Information Sheet - Access to HE Diploma (Nursing)

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Access to HE Diploma (Social Work)

Attendance: Day

Progression: Various

Location: Wandsworth (South Thames) and Merton centres

Learner Information Sheet - Access to HE Diploma (Social Work)

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