Preparation for Learning (Pre-Access)

Course Overview

Preparation for Learning is a short Level 2 course designed to equip you with the skills needed to successfully complete assignments at a higher level.

The course has been created to assist students to develop the skills that are essential for successful academic study. Learning for Progression is structured to give you a general introduction into the world of further education, thus enabling you to choose realistic progression routes. 

Please note that completion of the short Preparation for Learning course does not mean automatic progression onto the year long Level 3 Access course. Students should ensure that their existing skills are sufficient to be able to cope with the demands of a Level 2 course. 

Updated September 2020

Entry Requirements

With the demands of this Level 2 programme and the expectations to progress onto Level 3, students need to be reliable, honest, and trustworthy, have a positive attitude, be committed, enthusiastic and self motivated for study. 

Course Delivery

The course comprises:

  • essay writing
  • academic debate
  • individual presentation
  • career planning
  • numeracy. 

Progression Opportunities

Students might be able to progress to a Level 3 programme within the College, primarily an Access to HE programme.

Students who need more time to develop will be given the opportunity to study on the Adult Progression course at Level 2.

Additional Information

This course lasts six or ten weeks (but is also offered on a 'fast track' basis which takes two weeks).

Course deliverable in Welsh:

Detailed course information

Where and when can I study?

Start Date: Tue 21 Mar 2023 | Course Code: VB139 PTB | Cost: £90

Level 2   Tuesday   9.30am - 2pm   10 weeks   Tycoch  

Start Date: Tue 18 Apr 2023 | Course Code: VB139 PTB2 | Cost: £90

Level 2   Tuesday   4.30 - 8.30pm   10 weeks   Tycoch  

Start Date: Wed 19 Apr 2023 | Course Code: VB139 PTC | Cost: £90

Level 2   Wednesday   1.30 - 5.30pm   10 weeks   Tycoch  

Start Date: Tue 9 May 2023 | Course Code: VB139 ETBD | Cost: £90

Level 2   Tuesday and Thursday   6 - 9pm   6 weeks   Tycoch