Access to Higher Education

Discover your fast-track route to university.

Invest in yourself with an Access to Higher Education qualification

Access to HE courses have been specifically designed for adult learners aged 19 or over who do not currently have the relevant entry requirements or qualifications to go to university. There is no upper age limit, so it doesn’t matter if you’ve been out of education for a period of time or wish to return to education to change career.

An Access to HE qualification is your stepping-stone to the degree or career you’ve dreamed of. It’s never too late to learn!

Key programme features:

  • One-year programme
  • Supportive personal tutor
  • Equivalent to three A Levels, which means you can achieve the UCAS points you need for university
  • Designed exclusively for adults
  • Widely recognised and accepted by UK universities
  • Study for FREE with an Advanced Learner Loan (read more on our Support page)
  • Designed to fit around your lifestyle

Our friendly team are on hand to support you through your studies as well as any funding, career, and learning support you may need. You may choose to progress on to one of our higher education programmes including Foundation Degrees, BA Honours Degrees or the PGCE. Our programmes are run in conjunction with respected institutions such as Oxford Brookes University and Pearson. Our Access to Higher Education programmes are accredited by national awarding bodies’ Ascentis and LASER.

Each year, around 95% of our Access to HE Alumni progress to university. 

Distance learning

Finding the time to learn the skills and knowledge you need to progress your career can be difficult. Online learning means that you can study flexibly, at times to suit you and your lifestyle. As a one-year programme, it also means that you will be ready for university in less time than if you followed the traditional A Level route.

Dominique, Access to Nursing The tutors helped me endlessly, especially when my perfectionism left me wanting to drop out on a few occasions. They would reply quickly to any queries, if I was struggling with anything they were on the end of the phone, they were really willing to help me so I would reach my targets.
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Our Pathways

We have an exciting range of pathways, with lots of courses to choose from, to help you progress to university and beyond.

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