Fastrack: Preparation for Higher Education


Fastrack student Joyce AndrewsIf you have the ability to study for a degree but lack the necessary qualifications, study skills or subject knowledge, our Fastrack: Preparation for Higher Education programme can help you progress onto higher level study.

Our 7-week Fastrack programme is free of charge and provides intensive training in essential academic skills to prepare you for higher education. It may be particularly suitable if you are not currently in education or training but have relevant work/life experience.

Successful completion of Fastrack will demonstrate that you are ready to study a particular subject with us, in lieu of achieving the UCAS Tariff points in the entry criteria.

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Alternatively, if you are an international student and need to improve your IELTS score, or if you already have a higher level of English Language but need to improve your knowledge of your target discipline, our 1-year International Foundation Programme could be for you.


Two students stand on a bridge over the lake on the eastern side of the campus, with the Catalyst building and Creative Edge visible behind them.Based in 160 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds, the Edge Hill University campus is a unique and inspirational place to study. Industry standard resources and cutting edge technology combine to make an interactive and highly advanced teaching and learning environment.

Everything you could want is on one site, from fantastic modern spaces in which you can study and socialise, to more than 2,200 rooms in halls of residence, and 60 acres of sport and leisure facilities.

You should refer to the relevant subject page for specific information about the facilities in your intended subject area. You can also take a virtual tour of the University with our campus gallery.

Open Days and Virtual Events

A prospective student receives advice from a member of staff during an open day, with the staff member pointing out information in a printed booklet.If you are considering studying at Edge Hill University, the best way we usually recommend to gain an insight into the student experience is by attending an open day.

Our November 2020 open day is going virtual. We will ensure that you can still discover everything that Edge Hill University has to offer and get answers to all of your questions. You will be able to find out more about Fastrack and the University through a series of online activities.

If you would like to see our stunning campus for yourself, private campus tours, led by a student guide, are also available on a variety of dates. Pre-booking is essential.

Book your place at our virtual open day

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