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Media Access to Higher Education Diploma level 3 at Leicester College

Course description

This course is designed for you if you are aged 19 or over and lack traditional qualifications which allow university entry. It offers an alternative route to higher education. Successful completion of this Access to HE programme will allow entry to the first year of most British university degree courses in media and related fields.

Course content

The Access course covers the main university requirements for study of creative media at degree level. You will study four main subject areas: film and video production; still photography; producing artefacts; and study skills all at level 3. These are comprised of 60 credits at level 3 including nine credits of study skills.

Entry requirements

Applicants should be 19 plus by no later than the 31 August prior to starting the course. You will need to have five or six GCSEs at grade C or above (grade 4/5), including English and preferably maths, depending on the degree course you wish to apply for. It would be preferable if one of the GCSEs is a media- or art-based subject. A portfolio demonstrating skills in one of either photography, video production, or design is desirable. In order for you to progress on to an undergraduate degree at a British university, it is essential to have achieved a minimum of a grade C in maths and English. It is your responsibility to check the GCSE grade profiles of the universities that you are interested in applying to and to attend a number of university open days. It is also important to have vocational experience at the beginning of the Access programme. A satisfactory reference will be required. .


You will be assessed via a range of written assignments, reports, practical assignments and controlled in-class assessments.

Financial information

Material fee £0.

Future opportunities

On successful completion of this course you could continue your studies at most UK universities on a range of the media-related programmes offered. If you have a particular university and course in mind, please check with them to ensure the Access to HE programme is an accepted entry route to your chosen course.

Further information

Apply online via the College website. You will need details of your qualifications and employment history, a reference, and a personal statement to complete your application. Once your application has been successfully processed, you will be invited to an interview at the College to meet your tutors, learn more about your chosen course of study and tour the facilities. You will then be offered a place on the programme, you need to confirm your acceptance of the course offered to you. For more information contact our Customer Service Centre on 0116 2242240 or visit

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 28 September 2018
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