Access to Higher Education

Foundation Pathways

Are you thinking about changing your career? Not been in education for a while? Do you have a dream that you wish to fulfil?  If so at BLC, we have a fantastic range of Foundation Pathway diplomas for you to choose from. These courses are aimed at mature students that are 19 years or above, that do not currently have relevant Level 3 qualifications to process onto a degree.  The course then gives students the skills and qualifications to apply to the university, and progress onto their chosen career path.  If you have not been in education for a long time, we fully understand that you may be lacking in confidence.  However, we have a great team that can guide you through your studies, and to help you gain a place on your undergraduate course. The support you will receive during the course helps to raise your aspirations and provide the foundation needed to further your knowledge and skills.  Our learning environment will give you the tools to be a success and help you secure a place on a degree course.

Our current pathways are:

  • Business Pathway
  • ICT Pathway 
  • Criminology and Law Pathway 
  • Engineering Pathway 
  • Humanities and Social Science Pathway  
  • Psychology Pathway 
  • Science Pathway
  • Sports Pathway 

Plus additional Academic Skills will be studied:

English Level 2 – if you do not already hold GCSE A-C (9-4) English 

Maths Level 2 – if you do not already hold GCSE A-C (9-4) Maths 

Available courses

Foundation Pathways Programme

  • Course type: Adults
  • Study Type: Full-time
  • Study Duration: 35 weeks
  • Level: Level 3
  • Campus: Derby
  • Start date: September
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