Preparation for Higher Education

If you have the ability to study for a degree but lack the necessary qualifications, study skills, subject knowledge or English Language proficiency, our Preparation for Higher Education programmes can help you progress onto higher level study.

Our 7-week Fastrack programme 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. The programme is free of charge, with the exception of paying for Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Enhanced Disclosure where required (selected subjects only). The cost of this is currently £50.

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.


Student and Alumni Profiles

  • Helen Shaw

    Fastrack: Preparation for Higher Education
    I'm absolutely convinced that Fastrack is one of the best things I've ever done and I feel so proud of what I have achieved.
  • Tom Chandley

    Fastrack: Preparation for Higher Education
    Even if just a small part of you is thinking about doing this course then I would definitely recommend it.
  • Joyce Andrews

    Fastrack: Preparation for Higher Education
    I’ve recommended Fastrack to lots of people already, so if you are thinking about it I would tell you to just go for it - don’t have a second thought.
  • Kimberly Rimmer

    Fastrack: Preparation for Higher Education
    The confidence boost I have from successfully completing the course has been massive and made me very proud, I feel on top of the world.
  • Philip Nulty

    Fastrack: Preparation for Higher Education
    I have learnt so much and found the tutors to be extremely knowledgeable and enthusiastic.
  • Paul Harkin

    Fastrack: Preparation for Higher Education
    There’s no down side to this course and I really can’t speak highly enough of it.
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