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Tameside College Access and Higher Education

Beaufort Road, Ashton-under-Lyne, Greater Manchester, OL6 6NX, UK
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Access to HE

Access to Higher Education (HE) programmes at Tameside College prepare individuals without traditional qualifications for study at university.

These courses have opened the door to a university education for many adult learners across the UK.  Please take the time to look at the entry requirements for the Access courses:

Access to HE provision:

Applicants must have GCSE maths and English qualifications at grade C/4 and above.  Alternatively, we are happy to offer a conditional place for anyone resitting their GCSE's who will receive their results in August 2024 (pending a C/4 is gained).

Pre-Access provision:

Applicants must have a D/3 in GCSE maths and/or English OR Hold Level 2 Functional Skills in maths and/or English.

Access to HE


Qualifications less than D/3 in GCSE maths and English, or lower than Level 2 Functional Skills in maths and English:

We advise carrying out GCSE’s prior to applying for the Access course.  Applicants can register for an assessment for GCSE courses starting September, by visiting www.tameside.ac.uk 

Support for Nurses:

All nursing students on courses from September 2020 will receive a payment of at least £5,000 a year which they will not need to pay back.  Read more about it here