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Return to Learn Diploma

Cornwall College Saltash LEVEL: 2 Foundation Learning

If you’ve been out of formal education for some time, but are interested in developing your academic skill set with a view to progressing to a level 3 course then the Return to Learn course is for you.  Designed to underpin the range of Access courses we offer, it will help you to develop the academic skills necessary to progress in a supportive environment.


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Ideal if:

You want to work towards realising your career goal, or if you want to extend your knowledge and understanding of working within an academic environment. This course will be enable you to bridge any gaps there may have been in your formal education and introduce you to a broad range of subject areas.

You’ll need:

Although there aren't any specific entry requirements, all applicants will be invited to attend an interview where full course information is given.

You’ll learn:

Valuable academic skills such as how to research effectively and how to write an informative academic essay.

You will use your academic skills to explore, research and discuss subjects as diverse as: Prejudice & Discrimination to Physiology & Exercise, preparing you for progression onto an Access pathway.


The Return to Learn course runs from September to June/July and you'll be expected to attend college 2 days per week. You'll also need to complete a minimum of 15 hours of independent study per week.

You’ll go on to:

Depending on your area of interest, successful completion of the Return to Learn programme may allow you to progress on to one of the following Access programmes: Nursing, Health & Social Care, Allied Health Professionals, Childhood Studies, Business Studies, Creative Writing and English, Leisure Management etc., Please remember, you can make an appointment to speak to our dedicated  Adult Learning Guidance Officer, Katherine Alexander and you’re also welcome to email the Course Manager, Melanie Yarwood at: melanie.yarwood@saltash.ac.uk for advice.


Return to Learn Diploma

Start Date

September 2019




1 Year

*Courses listed on this website are indicative of the subject, nature and level of study. The college reserves the right to alter specific qualifications titles, awarding bodies and levels of qualification, which can change in year. Any cost may also vary, based on personal funding eligibility.