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Bridging Course

Gain the knowledge and skills needed to access higher education

Gain the knowledge and skills needed to access higher education

Bishop Otter Campus (Chichester)


Gain the knowledge and skills needed to access higher education

This is a 12-week course that provides you with the knowledge and skills you will need to access higher education.

It is designed to use your professional and personal experience to develop your academic skills.

The course is delivered flexibly to make sure that it fits easily around your work and family life. You will be led by a team of inspirational and experienced lecturers who will work with you to ensure that on completion of the course, you have the qualification necessary to apply for one of the highly respected degree courses at the University Ƶ.

On this course you will:

  • Develop personal, professional and academic skills that enable you to progress to further qualifications within higher education.
  • Understand the needs of individual learners are different.
  • Learn on a course that is flexible course that caters for all learners.
  • Open up study routes that are relevant to a large variety of subject areas.
  • Notice real change in their personal confidence and professional effectiveness.

We are an approved Learning Provider for the Ministry of Defence's Enhanced Learning Credits (ELC) Scheme:

Ministry of Defence's Enhanced Learning Credits (ELC) Scheme

The Course

Develop you professional and personal skills

This course has only one module which will introduce a range of professional, personal, academic and employment-related skills.

It will provide you with:

  • Personal skills: develop resilience and self-efficacy; reflective practice; academic writing and research skills.
  • ʰǴڱDzԲ쾱: communication skills; managing personal and professional conflicts; setting professional boundaries and team working.
  • Employability: self-presentation; interview technique and discussion skills.
  • Sector or organisation specific knowledge and skills: access topics relevant to specific employed/voluntary roles and academic progression routes.

This list is indicative and subject to change.


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Bridging Course graduate
"Before this, I'd only ever studied bus timetables. Now I'm reading Aristotle and loving it! This course has changed my life."


Bridging Course graduate
"I left school at twelve, now I'm getting ready for a Fine Art degree."


Bridging Course graduate
"It's made me realise that I can do something with my life."


Bridging Course graduate
"It built my confidence and made me realise that I do have staying power."

Your Future

Develop your opportunities within higher education

So far, students who have completed the Bridging course have gone onto the following degrees at the University:

  • Fine Art
  • Outdoor and Adventure Education
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Creative Writing
  • Psychology

Course Costs

Please contact Becky Edwards for more information on fees for this course.

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements as this programme is a non-traditional route into Higher Education.

It has been designed to build your academic skills and confidence so that you can undertake a degree at the University Ƶ.

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