Access to Higher Education: Business (FBMS)

Business, Administration and Law

Business, Administration and Law
Business, Administration and Law
We are only accepting one application per candidate.

What will you be working towards?

Code BC295
Qualification Type Access to Higher Education
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Part Time


If you want to start a university course, this course is perfect for you. An Access course makes it possible for you to study across a broad subject range to gain the solid foundation of knowledge, skills and confidence you will need to prepare you for Higher Education study or employment.

The Access to Higher Education (HE) Diploma is a qualification which prepares students for study at degree level. If you would like to go to university but left school without the qualifications you need, then an Access to HE course could be for you.


The Access to HE Diploma will help you to develop the knowledge, skills and confidence you need to prepare for HE study or employment. You will study the following:

•The Business Environment


•Customer Service

•Finance for Business

•Human Resources in Organisations

•Organisational Structures

•Principles of Leadership

•Using the Internet for Business

•Developing a Business Plan

•Academic Writing Skills

•Presentation Skills

•Research Skills

•Advanced IT

You will be required to attend for 16 hours per week with a further 16 hours minimum a week self-study.

How will it be delivered?

The course involves practical and research activities as well as assignments, essays, projects, presentations and reports as well as building a portfolio for study skills.

Entry requirements

  • GCSE English and Maths at grade 4/C or above. Equivalent qualifications will be accepted
  • Students will take part in an interview prior to being enrolled onto the programme
  • Demonstrate a serious commitment and mature approach to learning and study
  • Applicants must be 19 years of age or older as at the start of the course

Your next steps...

On completion of this course you may be able to progress onto Higher Education at Barnsley College’s Church Street Campus, other HE provision or other FE courses of study.

Career pathways could include; Business Consultant, Marketing Manager, Recruitment Consultant, HR Manager, Accountant, Financial Controller, and Event Planner to name a few.