Access to Higher Education Diploma - Business & IT L3

10 September 2019 - 21 May 2020
Full time course days are ( Tue Wed Thur )
9:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Level 3
3022.00 an Advanced Learner Loan is available
Bishop Auckland Campus

Course overview

This Access to HE Diploma is a substantial part-time, L3 course which will run Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday  9.30 – 3.00pm.

The programme is designed to support learners who want to progress onto HE study.

Course requirements

Interview & Screening process. Desirable – GCSE Maths & English but this will be discussed at interview.

What will I do?

For the Access to Higher Education Diploma - Business & IT L3 you will study a range of Level 2 / 3 units in preparation for progression to studying at HE Level.

You will have the opportunity to study for GCSE Maths / English alongside this qualification if necessary.

The programme is focused on enabling you to attain the UCAS tariff points to study a degree programme which in turn will lead you to your ideal career.

Your assessment will be in a variety of formats including essays / reports / presentations / academic posters / podcasts / brochures / etc.

All Level 3 units are graded at Pass / Merit / Distinction.

  • L2 Maths – Data Handling & Statistics
  • L2 Maths –Number
  • L2 Researching and Understanding Opportunities for Study at Higher Education
  • L2 Study Skills
  • L3 Business Environment
  • L3 Business Studies
  • L3 Understanding Relational Database Software
  • L3 Human Resource Management
  • L3 Presentation Software
  • L3 Use Spreadsheets – Presentation and Publishing Information
  • L3 Word Processing – Entering and Combining Text and Other Information
  • L3 Word Processing – Creating and Modifying Layouts, Structures and Styles.


What will it give me?

A level 3 Access to HE in Business and ICT

Materials needed

You will need stationery and files. Some reading materials may be advised upon Induction.

What can I do when I finish?

On completion learners can progress to a HNC in Business or ICT at College or gain direct access to Degrees in Business Management, Business Financial Management, Human Resource Management, Business and Marketing Management, a combined business degree, Computing, Computer Science, Cyber Security and Digital Forensics, Games Software Development, Information Communication Technology, Network Computing.

What next?


Click here for Access to HE courses on the National Careers Service website

National Careers Service