Is the Bridging Programme the same as an Access Course?

The Bridging Programme is not an Access to Higher Education course.

The Bridging Programme is exclusively concerned with developing study skills for HE and planning for entry, for those currently working in healthcare and in social care. The qualification design and composition reflects best practice in study skills learning, achievement and assessment, found in Access to HE Diploma courses.

The Bridging Programme - combined with relevant vocational qualifications at level 3 (and any recognition of prior learning) and normally, maths/English qualifications - provides another possible route into HE, alongside A levels and their equivalents, and Access to HE Diplomas.