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Access to Further Education at Solihull College & University Centre

Course description

An Access to FE course suits those who have few or no formal qualifications, or are unsure about educational or job paths and would like to progress onto a further education course in the future.

Course content

This is a one year full time programme. The course includes Functional Skills, as well as Personal Development and Vocational qualifications such as:

- Maths & English
- Personal and Social Development including Healthy Living, Money Management, Career Progression
- Vocational studies where you will have a chance to experience studying in one of the following areas:
- Health and Care
- Art and Media
- Land Based Studies
- Business
- Sport and Public Services
- Hair and Beauty
- Retail and Hospitality
- Construction

Entry requirements

No specific qualifications are required to join the course however, we ask students to take part in an initial assessment to determine if you have the correct level of Maths and English skills.

You will also be asked for a reference.


Assessment will include:

- Course work,
- Assignments,
- Online tests,
- Written exams.

Some parts of the course will be assessed by course tutors and verified by an awarding body.

Future opportunities

The course can lead to a variety of Level 1 vocational courses, to training or employment.

Further information

The course is offered at both sites (Woodlands & Blossomfield). An Access to FE course has been designed specifically for ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) students. They follow the same course but have a specific language input into English sessions by ESOL tutors.

You will be need to provide all basic stationery including pens, pencils, paper, plastic wallets, folders plus any additional stationery which is required for your course.

There may be additional costs for visits throughout the year but these will total no more than £25.

If you have a Learning Difficulty or Disability please let us know when you apply. You will be offered support in your interview. If you need help completing your application we can help with this too.

Solihull College offers full time and part time courses for businesses and residents in Birmingham, Walsall, Wolverhampton, Coventry Warwickshire and the whole of the West Midlands.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Solihull College & University Centre directly.

Last updated date: 16 November 2015
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      Our Blossomfield Campus has everything you would expect from a modern, well-equipped college campus - and much more besides. Here you will find excellent facilities for work, study and relaxation, laid out over a pleasant site with plenty of car parking and good links to buses and trains.

      The Campus offers the highest quality teaching and support within a relaxed, student-focused atmosphere and a wide range of full and part-time courses. As well as further education courses we also offer a wide range of university accredited degrees, HNCs and HNDs.

      Every student at Blossomfield can access top-of-the-range IT resources in our Millennium Building, a substantial library, video and sound recording studios, hair and beauty salons, horticulture and animal care facilities and a superb language centre.

      All of this makes for a learning environment committed to student success.

      Finding us couldn't be easier, see below for details of how to get to our Blossomfield Campus.

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      Solihull's main bus and train station is a 10 minute walk from the campus with the number 6, 30, 49, 69, 76, 166, 173.174, 175, 519 bus routes stopping outside the College campus.

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