A flexible course designed to prepare students for our HE Programmes

Do you need to improve a skillset to help with your application to a higher education course? Our Access to HE course is a great option for prospective students who would like to improve an academic or practical skill prior to embarking on higher education, for example, if you have been out of education and need to work on your academic writing, or you are a performer and lack experience in recording and mixing music, this course will prepare you for building skills and confidence in there areas. This course is bespoke to each student’s situation, you will be signed by one of our excellent academic tutors who will guide you to the point where you have the confidence and skills to embark on higher education.


For Any Applicant

This course is designed to help any applicants who wish to enter HE at any level

For those who are seeking to build confidence in particular areas before starting an HE course


In total the course costs £280 for six 45-minute sessions with one of our AMS Online mentors. This fee must be paid prior to the course commencing and can be paid via our Funding and Finance page.

All sessions are delivered entirely online and we are happy to work around your current commitments.

As lessons are bespoke and tailored toward your learning needs, recommended equipment lists change. However, the essential items are:

  • A laptop/desktop PC or iMac
  • Ability to stream video (webcam/phone or another video device)
  • Any respective software such as DAW or composition software
  • Functional instrumentation of your chosen discipline
  • A stable and secure internet connection

Our mentors can accommodate a variety of Digital Audio Workstations.

Production students, for higher-end production quality, it would be advised to use software such as Logic, Pro Tools or Ableton etc.

However, alternatives such as Reaper can also be used.

Typically the course will last for six weeks. However, due to the bespoke nature of the course, sessions can be arranged personally with your mentor to last longer or shorter than this.

According to your aims and requirements, your mentor will set tasks to be completed by the end of the six sessions.

Yes, the work carried out on this course can be continued and developed on to the HE course you are interested in. However, formally this is not assessed as part of any accredited HE qualification.

Upon successful completion of the course, we will issue a course completion certificate that can be displayed or used as part of your professional portfolio or CV.

Upon completion of the course, your mentor will provide thorough feedback on your performance and quality of the work produced in accordance with the tasks that were set.

We partner with the Univeristy of West London

This year UWL was recognized as the top 23rd University in the UK and won 'The University of the Year for Student experience and for Teaching Quality. This is the first time a University has won both of these awards in the same year.

What happens next?

Following your application and payment for the course, you will receive an invitation to set up an IT account with AMS. You will also be contacted by your personal mentor to arrange the first support session. If you would like to get in touch first you are welcome to email us

Fees and Funding

Fees for this course are: £280 You can pay for the course fees via our website via: Funding and Finance (click here) All payments are through PayPal.
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