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Milnthorpe Road Campus

Access to HE

It’s never too late! Our courses are specifically designed for adults aged 19 and over returning to study, either after a break or as part of a career change. They offer a proven and successful route to university study.

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Course Overview

It is a full 2 days a week to gain the qualifications to enter university or a higher level apprenticeship within the police force and universities.

Some of the modules you will be taught - Crime Scene Investigation, Police Ethics and Values, Introduction into Psychology, Crime and Deviance and Introduction into Criminology and essential study skills.

Enrichment days to local Universities and preparation into applying and interview techniques.

The course enables adult learners to return to study and gain the knowledge and skills, along with confidence necessary for successful undergraduate study.

You will be assessed in a variety of formats including, essays, reports, workbooks, leaflets, presentations and controlled assessments.

Entry Requirements

Expectation for the students to have GCSE or equivalent in Literacy or Numeracy grade 4 (or equivalent) or above or at least one.

After Your Course

This can lead into; Policing, criminology, Policing and Forensics, Criminology and Law, Criminology and Psychology, Sociology with criminology and a wide range of combined and related degrees.



The fee displayed is the course fee. Course fees are per year for full-time courses and per course for part-time courses.

Other costs may be associated with this course, e.g., kit, equipment, books, trips, etc. Financial support may be available to support you with these. See the Student Money pages for more information.

Courses fees

The current full-time & degree-level fee information is related to the 2024/25 academic year.

Level 3-6 Courses

Advanced Learning Loans are available for students aged 19 or over and studying eligible level 3, 4, 5 & 6 courses. If you are on an Access course, the loan will be written off if you complete a degree.

You may qualify for financial support to cover the cost of a Level 3 qualification if you do not already have a Level 3 qualification (this will depend on the course & your age on 31/08/24).

Please speak to Student Services for more information on course fees.


The fees displayed are for the one-year AS-Level course. If you would like to progress onto the full A-Level, please get in touch with us for the cost of the second year, as it will be different.

16-18 year olds

There are no course fees if you were aged 16-18 on 31/08/24 and are not studying at another institution.

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