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Access Diploma in Adult Learning


Access Diploma in Adult Learning Combined Studies

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Level 3
Mode of Study
Course Type
Further Education
Armagh Campus


The overall aim of the Access Diploma in Adult Learning is to provide a sufficiently broad education for adults who have few or no appropriate qualifications to enter Higher Education. It is a unique programme that provides a ‘second chance’ route into Higher Education for those who have missed out on earlier opportunities and allows students to build upon their life experiences.

Successful completion of the Access Diploma offers you the equivalence of Level 2 Mathematics and English Language and Level 3 tariffs that will satisfy entry requirements to many Higher Education programmes. Employers may not accept this qualification as an equivalence to GCSEs and A-Levels.


There are no formal prior entry qualifications for admission to the Access Diploma. Pre-enrolment advice sessions are conducted with students to ascertain that they are aware of what the course entails and to ascertain that they can undertake the course. Close guidance is also given to ensure that students enrol on the pathway that is compatible with their career choices.


  • Accessing Basic Communications (Level 1)
  • Accessing Basic Maths (Level 1)
  • Introduction to Research (Level 1)
  • Accessing Maths (Level 2)
  • Accessing Communications (Level 2)
  • Explorations in Literature (Level 3)
  • Psychology (Level 3)
  • Biology (Semester 2 Level 3)
  • Chemistry (Semester 2 Level 3)


Two Evenings Per Week: Monday & Wednesdays


On successful completion of this course, you may progress to study: nursing; midwifery; health and social care; social work; psychology and cognitive subjects; teaching.


All full-time courses starting in September 2021 are open for applications. Please click on the Apply Now button (top right in the blue box) to begin your application. 

If you require any assistance with your application you can call us on 0300 123 1223.


Part-Time Evenings Armagh

Maria McGilly 

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General Inquiries

Paul Torley 

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028 3025 9685  


In light of the continuing Covid-19 situation, Southern Regional College may have to amend the delivery methods for a number of courses for the new academic year, or should the need arise effect a temporary College closure. This may also lead to restrictions when accessing student services. Please be assured that the safety of our students is paramount and as such we will be implementing a range of measures in line with government advice and protocols. We will make all appropriate and reasonable adjustments to maintain the ongoing quality of teaching and learning and our support services.

In accordance with the Consumer Rights Act 2015, you will be notified of any such changes, the reasons for the changes and any options available to you to avoid such changes having an adverse impact on your future career. All higher education students and applicants should refer to the Consumer Protection page.


Concession Fees may be available to students enrolling on Further Education courses who are in receipt of any of the following benefits: Universal Credit (net income below £14,000) Guaranteed Pension Credit / Housing Benefit (Rates Rebate) or Rate Relief/ Working Tax Credit (where household income is £16,190 or below/ In-come based Employment and Support Allowance Income Support/ In-come based Jobseekers Allowance/ Republic of Ireland means tested benefit. All exam/material fees must be paid in addition to the concession fee.

Registration, materials and certificate fees (subject to charge by the awarding body) are payable where shown at enrolment. All courses are subject to satisfactory enrolment numbers being achieved and sustained throughout the year. A student will be offered a refund of fees where a course is cancelled by the College or where a student does not attend their course of study. However, a £20 administrative fee will be imposed on a student who is unable to attend a course and does not give the College a minimum of 5 working days' notice before the course commences. A refund is not available to anyone who leaves a course after making one or more attendances.


Information about our fees policy including details on registration and reduced fees as well as refunds can be found HERE

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  • Start Date
  • Day and Time
    Mon, Wed
  • Weeks
  • Fees
    £470.00 (Course - Each Year)
    £235.00 (Concession)
    £155.00 (Exam)
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