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    Access Course - offered by colleges, usually last 1 year, to get people into a
    university.

    What universities will this get a person into ? What doors does this degree open ?
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    Normally the uni at the city where you took your access in. It is not a universally recognised qualification, but does the job!
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    They are pretty widely accepted. I'm starting a nursing degree next month having done an access course. Best bet is to ring the uni you are interested in and ask them if they will accept access for the course you fancy.
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    Majority university accepts access course as per as I know. I have enrolled in Accesss course last year and applied in King's college of London, Queens marry university and so on.
    However, when you apply for university just double check with their entry requirement as they mention it specifically on the university website/UCAS.
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    (Original post by democracyforum)
    Access Course - offered by colleges, usually last 1 year, to get people into a
    university.

    What universities will this get a person into ? What doors does this degree open ?
    Just about all of them, even Cambridge http://www.undergraduate.study.cam.a...ess-he-diploma though for some courses they also require a specific A-level.

    Degree?

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    Normally the uni at the city where you took your access in. It is not a universally recognised qualification, but does the job!
    Untrue.
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    (Original post by ageshallnot)
    Just about all of them, even Cambridge http://www.undergraduate.study.cam.a...ess-he-diploma though for some courses they also require a specific A-level.

    Degree?



    Untrue.
    When i did my access, back in 2007, they weren't graded, it was pass or fail. For this kind of qualification, most of the unis don't accept it. This was what i was told.
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    (Original post by john2054)
    When i did my access, back in 2007, they weren't graded, it was pass or fail. For this kind of qualification, most of the unis don't accept it. This was what i was told.
    Quite possibly but that is not the case now.

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    (Original post by ageshallnot)
    Quite possibly but that is not the case now.

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    I'm sure London Met accept it
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    (Original post by democracyforum)
    I'm sure London Met accept it
    Your point being?
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    (Original post by john2054)
    When i did my access, back in 2007, they weren't graded, it was pass or fail. For this kind of qualification, most of the unis don't accept it. This was what i was told.
    Totally different now. Durham said they'd be happy to take me with my qualification and I got offers from Russell Group unis. Cambridge takes it too.
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    Most uni's take them, tbh its fairly easy to get into uni as a mature student.
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    (Original post by bluemoonday)
    Totally different now. Durham said they'd be happy to take me with my qualification and I got offers from Russell Group unis. Cambridge takes it too.
    But did you do a levels or just an access course and what subject was it for.
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    I did an access course last year and am about to start a medicine degree at University of Southampton. They are widely, though not universally, accepted.

    Check out my blog at www.newmedicblog.wordpress.com about it.
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    (Original post by john2054)
    When i did my access, back in 2007, they weren't graded, it was pass or fail. For this kind of qualification, most of the unis don't accept it. This was what i was told.
    Access courses are now graded and have been for some years.

    They can get you into pretty much every uni in the country, including the likes of Cambridge.

    I'm going to the uni of Sheffield with mine, which is a good respected uni. I could have aimed higher with my grades, but I was doing a very specfic course.
 
 
 
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