Faculty of

Access To HE Business


  • Title: Access To HE Business
  • Code: F03471
  • Level: Level 3
  • Length: 1 Year(s)
  • Term: Full Time
  • Faculty: Apprenticeships
  • Chartered management accountant
  • Civil Service fast streamer
  • Economist
  • Environmental consultant
  • Fast food restaurant manager
  • Financial manager
  • Hotel manager
  • IT consultant
  • Management consultant
  • Office manager
  • Operational researcher
  • Public affairs consultant
  • Recruitment consultant
  • Retail manager
  • Secretary/administrator

19-24 - first level 3 course may be entitled to funding

24+ - Advance learner loan (see gov.uk for further details

The Access to HE Business course (equivalent to A Level) will provide individuals with knowledge of key business fundamentals, including

  • Accounting and Finance
  • Marketing 
  • Management and Leadership
  • Operations and Planning
  • Human Resources

It is supported by local universities, including University Campus Oldham and is delivered by tutors that have substantial industry experience.  In addition, the course features a range of guest industry speakers. The course has been designed to meet the needs of busy adult learners that are looking to get back into education and develop a career in business and will provide the foundation for a business related degree, support in applying for university and to develop the confidences and competences for higher education.

Level 3 – 4 x GCSE grades A-C or level 4-9 ( including English and Maths)
Apply direct through the website, any questions please contact Danielle.vipond@Oldham.ac.uk

A variety of assessment methods will be used to assess you during this course. 

  • Examination
  • Presentation
  • Role Play / Simulated working environment
  • Experience of Work
  • Written Work
  • Online Assessment
  • Podcasts
  • Professional Discussions

This course provides a clear progression pathway to Higher Education, and many of our learners progress into further study at local and national universities. Qualifications you could go on to study for include:

  • BSc (Hons) in Accounting & Finance
  • BA (Hons) in Business & Marketing
  • FdA Business Management
  • FdA Financial and Professional Services

You will need English and maths GCSEs at a grade C or above or Level 2 functional skills in English and Maths. You may require additional GCSEs if they are required for entry to your chosen university course. For this reason, we suggest that you investigate potential university progression routes to establish specific entry requirements.

You will attend a formal interview here at Oldham College to discuss your qualification, career aims and aspirations to ensure we recommend the right career path for you.

Access to HE course is perfect for individuals wanting to progress and study at University.  You may lack the necessary entry qualifications or feel you need to develop your confidence in study skills.  Our 1 year full time Access to HE Business course will provide you will a nationally recognised qualification.  This course is designed to provide 19+ students key fundamentals in business as well as the opportunity to develop the key study skills required for higher education.

  • FdA Business Management
  • FdA Financial and Professional Services
  • BTEC Level 3 Business Career skills

    Study Programme

    All students at Oldham College will participate in a personalised study programme that will maximise your potential and enable you to progress onto employment, apprenticeships or higher education.

    This means you will:

    • Study a core qualification in a vocational discipline and continue to develop your English and Maths skills through functional skills, GCSE resits and the option of Level 3 qualifications
    • Participate in meaningful work experience
    • Enjoy a range of enrichment opportunities e.g. basketball, archery, skiing and sign language
    • Take part in dedicated tutorial sessions to review your progress and development

    Visit: www.oldham.ac.uk or Call: 0161 785 4000