If you don’t have the necessary A-levels to go to University, an Access to Higher education qualification prepares you for a University degree and provides you with the UCAS points you need to apply.
Unsure what to do next, Nicole took a year out and became interested in cooking and baking. She thought a career in food and nutrition would be something she’d really enjoy, but unfortunately her A levels didn’t lead to a degree of that sort.
She chose to study an Access to Higher Education course at Eastleigh College, where she was able to study a Combined Science pathway that would give her the relevant knowledge and skills required for a degree in food and nutrition. Nicole studied Biology, Chemistry and Maths, in addition to a compulsory Study Skills unit.