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Access to Higher Education - Business Management Pathway

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Course Name 
CAVA Access To Higher Education Diploma: Business L3Available for Enquiries
Course Details
Location Wakefield College
Level Level 3
Start Date



1 year

Mode of Study Full-time
Awarding Body


Course Overview

The Access to HE Business pathway is the ideal introduction to the core subject areas studied in Business. Successful completion of the programme will enable you to automatically progress to the BA (Hons) Business Management programme offered at Wakefield College and provides a good grounding to a career in either the private or public sector.

This is a highly successful, nationally recognised kite-marked course preparing adults wishing to progress to university. The College has close links with local universities that welcome students from the Access to HE course. Students are guided through their university applications and supported in their applications for relevant work experience. The course is intensive, and students should realise that it makes substantial demands in terms of time, commitment and study.

Study will involve presentations, practical activities, written assignments and discussions.

What You Will Study

You will gain 60 credits by studying three compulsory units:

  • Study Skills and Introduction to Business Research
  • Research Project or Dissertation
  • Understanding Business Organisations
  • Introduction to Marketing
  • Financial Awareness
  • Managing People
  • English Legal System
  • Human Resources in Organisations
How You Will Be Assessed

Assessment takes place through course assignments, oral presentations and examinations.

The Research Project/Dissertation and subject units will be graded Pass, Merit or Distinction.

Introduction to Business Research and Study Skills will be ungraded units but are mandatory so students must achieve a pass in order to gain the Access to HE Diploma qualification.

Entry Requirements

Ideally GCSE English Language and Mathematics at Grade 9-4, but your numeracy and literacy skills will be assessed prior to a place being offered and you may be allowed to do Maths or English GCSEs alongside your Access course.

You will be expected to bring maturity and good organisational skills to the course.

All applicants who meet the entry requirements will be interviewed following a written assessment.

Attendance Expectations

Classes are currently timetabled all day on Monday and Tuesdays.

Fee Information

These fees relate to 2024/25:


Further Study

The majority of students progress to a degree courses, including the competitively-priced Higher Education programmes offered at Wakefield College such as the Foundation Degree in Management and Business Enterprise or Foundation Degree in Marketing Management followed by the BA (Hons) in Business and Management.

Students have progressed to a variety of universities, including Leeds, Leeds Trinity, Huddersfield, Sheffield, Sheffield Hallam, York, Bradford, Hull and Lancaster.

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Information last amended: 14 May 2024 09:34

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