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Level 2 Access To Higher Education

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Course Description

Access courses are designed for students who want a fast track route to university or to progress into careers and vocations that require higher level qualifications. Access courses have featured at Hopwood Hall for many years – changing the lives of many students. We’re also proud to say that our achievement and success rates are amongst the best in the country.


Open Awards Access to HE Diploma – Level 2

Entry Requirements

Entry to the Level 2 programme will require an initial assessment of English and Maths (and science where necessary).


The Level 2 course is up to 16 hours per week (daytime only) for 30 weeks and comprises compulsory GCSE maths and English (if not already attained at grade C or above) and up to one from the following:

· Science

· Psychology

· Sociology

Students who have attained a grade C in English or maths can choose two from the above.

Work Experience

There is no formal work experience requirement for this course.


Upon completion of the Level 2 course, students can progress onto the Level 3 Access to HE Diploma, with four pathways available.

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