Access to HE – Business Studies
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Access courses


CU Coventry (Coventry)

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The Business Access course sets out to offer adult learners a coherent, integrated and supported year of study in business, law, economics and accounts units, through which you will gain the knowledge, awareness, skills and confidence necessary for successful entry into a relevant undergraduate degree.

Why choose this course?

Access programmes are designed for students who have not had the opportunity to access higher education via traditional routes. This course will give you the opportunity to attain some of the tools you will need to complete one of our degree programmes as well as some subject specific knowledge. We will prepare you in the fundamentals of study skills, numeracy and literacy.

What will I learn?

  • Study skills and IT
  • Study Skills and Management
  • Business Functions 1 (HR, Marketing, Business, Economics)
  • Business Functions 2 (Law and Accounting)

Successful completion

In order to achieve the Access to Higher Education Diploma, you must achieve 60 credits; 45 at level three and 15 at level two or three. The grades available will be Pass, Merit and Distinction.

How will this course be taught?

Our Access programmes are year long daytime courses that aim to give mature students the opportunity to prepare for an undergraduate Honours Degree. The Access course is designed specifically for people who may not have the conventional educational requirements to enter on to a higher education course.

Entry requirements

Access courses are designed for students who have not had the opportunity to access higher education, so formal qualifications are not mandatory.

As part of the application process, an interview and a literacy and numeracy assessment will be required so that our tutors are satisfied that you can benefit from the course and be able to cope with the future requirements of studying in higher education.

Successfully completing an access course will guarantee progression onto a relevant degree course at CU Coventry.

Fees and funding

The fee for 2021-22 is £3,022. If you're aged 19+ funding is available through the Advanced Learners Loan.

How to apply

You can apply for this programme by completing our online application form.

How will this course enhance my career prospects?

Successful completion of the Access to Higher Education Business course at CU Coventry would guarantee a place onto any degree programme with us (excluding science and engineering).

You could also progress on to a Business degree programmes and a range of other subjects at other institutions, subject to meeting specific entry criteria.


Successful completion of the Access to HE Business Studies course at CU Coventry could obtain you a place on the following degree programmes with us:

You could potentially obtain a place on the following degree programmes with us subject to you meeting the additional entry requirements. Please see the subject pages for more information.

Duration and delivery

Attendance is required from Monday to Thursday from 9:30am-2pm.

How will I be assessed?

Class tutors will use a variety of assessment methods: portfolio, presentations and online tests.

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