Accelerated International Access to University

Designed specifically for short-term international students

The Bournemouth and Poole College delivers these highly-regarded programmes in 6 months, successfully preparing international students for entry to undergraduate degrees at a range of UK universities.

Pathways to choose from: Business, Humanities and Social Science, Art and Design or Media.

Venue: Lansdowne campus, Bournemouth – Business, Humanities and Social Science

Venue: North Road campus, Poole – Art and Design, Media

Duration: 6 months, full-time

Visa requirements: Short-term study visa 

Start date (Business): 23 September 2019

Start date (Humanities and Social Science, Art and Design, Media): 06 January 2020

Course level: Level 3

Qualification: Access to Higher Education Diploma

Awarding body: CAVA (Cambridge Access Validating Agency) or University Arts London

Entry requirements

Successful completion of High School in your own country (year 11+). Academic IELTS 5.0 (September) or 5.5 (January) with minimum 5.0 in writing or equivalent.

Download the programme leaflet (pdf)

Why choose this programme?

This programme offers you the fastest progression route to a UK university, and is ideal for students with an English level below IELTS 6.0.

Our students consistently enjoy excellent results, with a 100% achievement rate in 2018.

As an accelerated learning programme, it can be completed on a 6 month short-term study via (Tier 4 visa is not required).

Your route to undergraduate study

  • A range of popular subjects for university entry
  • 32 study hours per week including Study Skills and IELTS preparation classes
  • Guidance on University progression and UCAS application support
  • Additional online tutorials before or after the programme included in your tuition fee


Fees to be advised on application