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Bridging Course

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Entry Requirements and Fees


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 of Chichester. 


Student view

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

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

Course content

This is a 12-week course that provides a foundation in 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 of Chichester.

This Bridging course will address the following principles:

  • The programme develops personal, professional and academic skills that enable you to progress to further qualifications within Higher Education
  • Understands the needs of individual learners are different
  • Ensures that flexible learning styles are catered for
  • Provides study routes that are relevant to a large variety of subject areas
  • Ensures you will notice real change in their personal confidence and professional effectiveness

You can find out more in our Bridging Course leaflet [PDF].

To Apply:

Please email

Our facilities

We’ve developed both of our campuses to have the best facilities available for your degree. We pride ourselves on the quality of the learning environment we can offer our students.

The Learning Resource Centre is the hub of the learning environment.  It has two upper floors of library resources, one for silent study and one for quiet study. On the ground floor, you’ll find the Support and Information Zone, Media Centre, Careers Centre, Costa Coffee and a variety of IT resources.

The Bishop Otter LRC offers:

  • Books and journals
  • E-resources, including multimedia streaming
  • Mac and PC suites
  • Printing and scanning facilities
  • PrintShop services
  • General meeting areas
  • Group and individual study spaces
  • Equipment Loans​
  • Wi-Fi and plug points throughout

Learning Resource Centre facilities

Where this can take you

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 (MA)
  • Psychology

Indicative modules

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
  • Professional skills: 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


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