Edge Hill University Access Course

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Edge Hill University Access Course

Edge Hill University Access Course

University Foundation Certificate Fastrack: Preparation for Higher Education


Course Length: 7 Weeks Full-Time
Start Dates: June 2017, June 2018, June 2019
Department: Access Programmes
Location: Edge Hill University


Please note, this programme is closed to further applications for June 2017 entry.

  • Gain the skills, understanding and confidence required to join a degree;
  • Take the fear out of academic study with training in essential skills such as note-taking, essay writing, exam techniques and an introduction to IT;
  • Join a programme which is ideal if you are returning to study and/or seeking to enhance your subject knowledge and skills.



Fastrack is an intensive, 7-week Preparation for Higher Education programme for adults. It is designed to give you the skills and knowledge to study a degree. The programme is free of charge, with the exception of paying for Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Enhanced Disclosure (applicable to Fastrack initial teacher training students only), the cost of which is currently £50.

Successful completion of this Fastrack course will enable you to be considered for a place on a full-time degree in your chosen subject at Edge Hill University, in lieu of achieving the UCAS Tariff points in the entry criteria for the relevant programme, although places on specific degrees are subject to availability and cannot be guaranteed.

Please note, the availability of Fastrack subjects and progression routes varies for each academic year. The subjects that are available for June 2017 entry, conditional on minimum numbers being achieved, are Biology, Business, Computing, Drama, Early Years Education, English, Geography, Health and Social Care, History, Law and Criminology, Performing Arts, Professional Education, Psychology, Secondary Religious Education, and Social Sciences.Please note, Fastrack routes in Primary English Education, Primary Mathematics Education and Primary Science Education are closed to further applications for June 2017 entry.There are currently no Fastrack routes for prospective Midwifery, Nursing, Nursing & Social Work, Operating Department Practice, Paramedic Practice or Social Work students.

Student Profiles

  • Philip Nulty

    Fastrack: Preparation for Higher Education

    I have learnt so much and found the tutors to be extremely knowledgeable and enthusiastic.


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