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Access to Higher Education: Business (19+) - Full-time

Course outline

This course is perfect if you are aged 19+ and would like a good grounding in studying aspects of business to prepare you for university-level study.

During the course you’ll learn about the various functions and systems of a successful business, including:

  • Human resources
  • Marketing
  • Leadership
  • Finance
  • Law

You’ll plan events and study units in communication, numeracy and statistics, which will support you in your understanding of the topics you will explore within our research and assignments.

You’ll have support from a personal tutor who will be able to advise you during the course and help you to make choices about your degree and career options.

How to apply for this course

Apply online now to start this course in 2022/23.

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Location Date
111 Canal Street

Start: 10th October 2022

Course code: C000373 / Q002147


CAVA Level 3 Access to HE Diploma


1 year

Level Level 3
Entry requirements

You must be aged 19 or over to apply for this course.

As the majority of our Access students are returning to learning as adults, we consider a range of experience when accepting students onto an Access programme. All students will be assessed to see what level they are learning at, particularly the level of English and maths skills, as these will be key to success whilst on a programme at Nottingham College. Your experience and level of study will be assessed at interview and this will determine your offer of a place at College.

You’ll need 5 GCSEs at grades 9-4 (A*– C) including maths and English (equivalents may be considered).

It is not possible to study both GCSE English and Maths on this course.


You will need to complete a portfolio as evidence of your knowledge and understanding.


There will be many degrees open to you, either at Nottingham College or at university, including:

  • Business
  • Marketing
  • Law
  • Hospitality management
  • Events management
  • Tourism management

You could also go onto university-level study right here are Nottingham College

Additional information

You may be eligible for funding for this course. Check out our Financial Help pages to find out more!

If you are an EU/EEA or Swiss National, please visit our EU Settled Status scheme page for more information.

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