Higher Education - Access to HE

If you’re keen to study higher education but don’t have the necessary qualifications or experience, don’t worry. In just 12 months, our Access to Higher Education (HE) programme will get you ready for degree-level study, either at B&FC or at another education institution.

Access to HE courses


What are the entry requirements?

You just need to have 3 GCSEs or equivalent qualifications, including Maths and English. If you don't have either Maths or English you can study one alongside the Access course if required. If you don't have these qualifications, please see our alternative course below.

What will it cost?

Depending on your circumstances you may not have to pay course fees – check our Tuition Fees for Further Education. If you do have to pay fees, you could be eligible for an Advanced Learner Loan. And if you go on to successfully complete a degree course, your Access to HE fees will be automatically refunded.

Find out more

For start dates, click on the relevant pathway above. For anything else, or to discuss your suitability for this course, please contact Course Enquiries on T 01253 504 343 or email the Programme Leader: debbie.hobdayshipton@blackpool.ac.uk


If you want to do an Access to HE course in either Nursing and Midwifery or Social Sciences but you don't have the qualifications outlined above, we offer a 1-year course that leads directly onto either of these. You must be 19 or over and if you don't have at least a grade 4 (previously grade C) in GCSE Maths and English you will need to sign up for both of these too. The course runs for 6 hours on Wednesdays at our University Centre and covers Human Physiology, Psychology and Sociology. Assessment is by coursework only - there are no exams. Find out more about the course and available funding by contacting Martin Cranshaw: T 01253 504 475 E martin.cranshaw@blackpool.ac.uk


Foreign Languages, Literature and Culture
Learn to Speak Spanish GC2EC2375
Learn to Speak Spanish GC2EC1987
Spanish Conversation (Improvers) GC2EC1487
Foundations for Learning and Life
English - Level 2 GB1FE1981
ESOL (Writing) - Entry Level 3 GO2FE331
Mathematics - Level 1 GB1FE1975
Mathematics - GCSE GK1FE3076
Mathematics - GCSE GK2FE0005
Mathematics - GCSE GK2FE0006
Mathematics - Level 1 GB1FE1812
Mathematics - Level 2 GB1FE1813
Performing Arts and Music
Production Arts - Level 3 Triple Diploma VP1FE041
Public Services
Public Services - Fast Track to a Degree TS1FE126