FndCert(CPD) Fast-track to Higher Education

If you don’t have the required entry qualifications for a degree, but know that with some expert coaching and tuition you could succeed at degree level, why not consider our Fast-track to Higher Education course? Successful completion of this nine-week intensive course will enable you to apply for an approved range of degree programmes at the University of Bolton.

This course is 'Subject to Approval' and has not yet completed the University’s approvals process. Whilst we are confident that the course will be approved, there is the possibility that the course may not run or may be subject to alterations. This course is due to be validated by September 2018 after which we will write to all applicants who have applied for the course to let them know the outcome and of any changes. In the event that a course is not approved the University will make reasonable efforts to offer an alternative course at the University.

FndCert(CPD) Fast-track to Higher Education

Course details

The University of Bolton’s experienced and supportive team can help you build on your existing communication and work-related skills and experience, preparing you for undergraduate study. Throughout this nine-week intensive course, we’ll support you to develop essential academic and professional skills that are vital for success at university.

We’ll focus on helping you learn how to communicate in the academic environment, both in writing and verbally. You’ll also explore how to develop original work and learn about the importance of referencing to ensure you avoid plagiarism. Our dedicated team will guide you as you learn the skills necessary to become a professional student, such as how to work with others, manage your time effectively, solve problems and develop strategies of resilience. Gaining all these skills will prepare you for undergraduate study and offer a great platform for developing your employability skills.

Once you’ve successful completed this programme, you’ll be eligible to apply for an approved range of degree programmes at the University of Bolton. Depending on your prior qualifications and experience, you may also be accepted on alternative programmes offered by the University.

  • Start date: 28/10/2019
  • Location: The University of Bolton
  • Award: FndCert(CPD)
  • Duration: 9 weeks

Entry requirements

  • Start date: 28/10/2019
  • Location: The University of Bolton
  • Award: FndCert(CPD)
  • Duration: 9 weeks

Normally, you should have five GCSEs at grade C or above or grade 4 to 9 (or equivalent), including English and Mathematics.

You’ll be required to attend an interview and/or provide a portfolio of work.

Fees & funding

No fee information is currently available, please contact Student Data Management on 01204 903059 or SDMenquiries@bolton.ac.uk for more information

The fees for a student’s course of study will be set for the normal duration of that course subject only to inflationary increases – measured by the Consumer Price Index (CPI) recorded in March each year to take effect for subsequent start dates.

The University is currently awaiting Government guidelines as to EU fee charges for students commencing study in 2019/20.

UK undergraduate tuition fees are subject to UK government approval and are subject to the outcome of the Teaching Excellence Framework.

No hidden extras

  • There may be some additional or optional costs associated with this course. These will be published after approval of the programme. ()

How to apply

Home/EU

For this course you may apply either through UCAS or directly to the University.


Apply Via UCAS

The online application form and guidance notes are available on the UCAS website.

You can apply for up to 5 courses through UCAS (at the same or different institutions) for a fee of £24. Alternatively, if you only wish to apply for a single course at a single institution then a reduced applicant's fee of £13 is applicable.

You will need the following information to complete your UCAS application form:

  • Institution Code Name: BOLTN

  • Institution Code Number: B44

UCAS - Universities and Colleges Admissions Service

Tel: 0870 1122211
Web: www.ucas.com

Apply Directly to the University

Applications are made directly using the University's online application form. Please select your chosen start date from the list below:

If your course runs at multiple locations be sure to apply for the correct instance below.

Before you commence the online application please read the Application Guidance Notes.

You should also ensure you have to hand:

  • Details of the educational establishments you attended and dates

  • Your certificates for the qualifications you are using to gain entry to the course – you will need to enter the completion date and upload copies

  • Details of any employment history including name, address, dates and role

  • Personal statement – this can be either input into the relevant field or uploaded separately

  • Details including e-mail addresses of two referees, at least one of which should be someone who can provide an academic reference

Please make sure any documents you wish to upload in support of your application are in pdf or jpeg format. Personal statements may be word documents.

Please ensure your data is correct at each stage of the application before you proceed to the next page. If you use the back button at any time during the application, you should check the validity of the data you have already input.

If you experience difficulties during the application process, contact the Admissions Team on 01204 903394 or admissions@bolton.ac.uk

International

The University welcomes applications from international students from all over the world. We try to make the application process as simple and as fast as possible for our international applicants.

How you apply is determined by your current location and what you are choosing to study:

  1. Apply direct to the University. Links for the next available intakes of this course are shown below. Please click the link which will direct you to the online application form. Please read the user guidance before completing this.
  2. Apply via one of our approved in-country referral partners. A list of our partners may be found on the International pages of this website.
  3. Apply via UCAS for courses starting in September only – visit www.ucas.com.

Should you have any queries please contact the International Team on +44 (0) 1204 903110 or email international@bolton.ac.uk

Contact The University

Key facts

  • Course type:
    Full-time
  • Start date:
    28/10/2019
  • Location:
    The University of Bolton
  • Award:
    FndCert(CPD)
  • Duration:
    9 weeks

Contact us

Susan Rabbitt
Programme Leader
Email: S.Rabbitt@bolton.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 (0)1204 903463

Enquiry Team
University of Bolton
Email: enquiries@bolton.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 (0)1204 903903