Access Courses starting in October and January
Access to Policing and Criminology
Access to Lab Technician
Pre-Access to Engineering and Computing
Access to Environmental Science
Access to Medicine
Advanced Learner loans -- Don't let tuition fees stand in your way
Apply for a 19+ loan at www.gov.uk/advanced-learner-loan.
Terms and Conditions: If eligible, you will not have to make any repayments until your income is over £27,295 a year. In addition, if you progress from an Access to Higher Education Diploma course to complete a Higher Education Degree you could have your outstanding Advanced Learner Loan written off so you do not need to repay it. You could apply for this government loan if you are aged 19 or over and studying a full level 3 or above course.
What is Access to Higher Education ?
The Access to Higher Education Diploma is a qualification which prepares people without traditional qualifications for study at university. If you would like to go to university but left school without the qualifications you need, then an Access to HE course could be for you.
Most Access to HE courses are delivered in further education colleges in England and Wale and are available in a range of different subjects such as nursing, computing, engineering, teacher training, pharmacy and science. There is no upper-age limit for Access to HE courses, and many don't have any formal entry requirements apart from English and maths.
To find out more about our access to higher education courses, select one of the respective subjects or, if you would rather speak to a member of staff, call us now on 020 8420 7700.
Katie told us “I now have confidence to complete assignments, do exams and use Harvard referencing. The course taught me how to manage my time effectively and gain a better understanding of nursing within a multidisciplinary team.”
Nilab Sahaliemi decided to switch to a career in pharmacy. Commenting on her Access course, Nilab said “I found the Access to Pharmacy course challenging at the start but teachers were really supportive. I’ve been offered places at both my top and insurance choice universities i.e. Kings and Hertfordshire to study for a 4-year Masters’ Degree in Pharmacy.
Doing the Access course saved me additional years at university that would have been costly and a longer process. I highly recommend it.”
For ages 16-18
Level 1 introduction to the Beauty sector
Level 2 Intermediate Certificate Understanding Enterprise and Entrepreneurship
Level 1 Certificate in Skills for Professions in Applied Science and Tech
Level 2 Certificate in Skills for Professions in Applied Science and Tech
Level 3 Access to HE Computing
Level 3 Access to HE Creative & Digital Media
Level 3 Access to HE Diploma Business Studies
Level 3 Access to HE Diploma in Counselling
Level 3 Access to HE Diploma in Social Work
Level 3 Access to HE Engineering
Level 3 Access to HE Health & Social Care
Level 3 Access to HE Health and Human Science
Level 3 Access to HE Nursing
Level 3 Access to HE Paramedic Science
Level 3 Access to HE Pharmacy
Level 3 Access to HE Radiography
Level 3 Access to HE Science
Level 3 Access to HE Teacher Training
Beauty and Hairdressing
Teacher Training and Education
Distance Learning and Online Courses
Leisure and Community
Health And Social Care
GCSE Study Package
Art And Design