If you are thinking about university study or want to improve your qualifications, and you live in a Communities First or other priority area, you could be eligible to study one of our Access modules for free.
We are offering a number of free places on our People, work and society Access module to people living in Communities First and other priority areas across Wales. This module is part-time and can be studied from home. It has been designed to prepare you for university study and can be the first steps towards a degree or other higher education qualification. Once you have successfully completed the module, you can either continue your studies with us at The Open University or you will be guaranteed an interview to progress at another university in Wales.
This project is funded by the three Reaching Wider partnerships in Wales. Places on this scheme are limited so early registration is essential.
All Open University courses are delivered through supported distance learning. You can study flexibly in your own time. You just need access to a computer and the internet.
The People, work and society Access module is designed to develop the key skills required for successful university study; it is the first step in preparation for higher education study.
This module will also introduce you to computing and online learning; the perfect way to gain the study skills you’ll need for the next step in your studies.
The People, work and society Access module begins in October and February each year. Registration closes approximately three weeks before the module begins.
This Access module is designed to provide you with the skills and prepare you for a degree or other higher education qualification. Once you have successfully completed this Access module you will have a range of options. You can either continue your studies with The Open University or, following an interview, you may be able to study at another university in Wales. You may want to discuss your options directly with one of the universities involved in this project. You could study a range of courses including those listed below.
If you live in south west, mid or north Wales: please provide us with some key information. We will be in touch to confirm your eligibility and provide you more information on this project.
If you live in south east Wales (Vale of Glamorgan, Rhondda Cynon Taff, Merthyr Tydfil, Caerphilly, Cardiff, Newport, Blaenau Gwent, Torfaen, Monmouthshire and Bridgend): Please complete this webform and the sponsors, First Campus, will contact you.
Alternative funding may be available if you are not eligible for this project. For more information, or any queries please contact us via Wales Partnerships
This project is funded by the three Reaching Wider partnerships in Wales.
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