Access to Higher Education- Land-Based Studies


This one-year course prepares adult learners who want to study at degree level but do not currently have the qualifications to apply. This course is specifically designed to give you the foundation skills and knowledge for studying a land-based degree.


  • Provides a fast-track route to higher education
  • Continuous assessment with no end of year exams
  • Gain important GCSE English or Maths alongside this course
  • Includes three weeks’ work replacement

What will I learn?

The course includes elements of chemistry, plant and animal biology and ecology, together with providing the
knowledge and support needed to be able to carry out and present a small-scale research project. You will study a range of core subjects and follow some specialist units in either animal studies, equine studies, ecology and conservation, fishery studies or horticulture.

Teaching is delivered through a supportive mix of taught sessions, seminars, tutorials and practical lessons, which will help you build your knowledge and understanding of your chosen specialism, while gaining
the ability to research and present your ideas as reports and presentations.

How will I be assessed?

This intensive programme is assessed throughout the course, without final exams. Assessment will include essays, presentations, class assessments and reports – all of which will prepare you for higher education.

This course gives you UCAS tariff points for entry to University. Complete a full Level 3 qualification with us and we’ll guarantee you an offer of a place on one of our relevant University Centre Moulton degree courses. Admissions Terms & Conditions apply – for full details go click here

Entry requirements?

Applications will be assessed on individual merit and whilst no formal qualifications are required, evidence of previous study is essential.
Most students will progress to a relevant degree at Moultont and you will be supported by your tutors.
You will need to have either English or Maths at GCSE (or Level 2 equivalent) and will be offered the opportunity to study the other if required.
Most students are aged 19 or above at the start of the course, however entry at 18 may be possible – please contact the College for more details.

Where can I go from here?

By the end of the course you will be fully prepared to progress on to a range of FdSc or BSc (Hons) degree programmes and take the next step towards your career goals.