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Access to Higher Education

Access to Higher Education

Bridge the gap between your current qualifications and a degree-level course, or develop the skills and knowledge for a new career

Our Access courses will give you newfound confidence, self-esteem and the qualifications to back it up. Some of our students have also received a pay rise through completing their Access Diploma.

Entry Requirements

  • Aged 19+
  • Have had at least a year’s break from education
  • Either GCSE Maths or GCSE English Language at grades A*-C (grade 9-4)

Paying for your course

The Government’s Advanced Learner Loan could help you study now and pay later! Loan eligibility doesn’t depend on your income and there are no credit checks. Even better, Student Finance England will ‘write off’ any outstanding Advanced Learner Loan balance you owe for an Access course once you complete a degree-level course. This means you never have to repay it!

* Eligibility criteria apply

More information on the Advanced Learner Loan

Additional help with living costs

Students looking to take a degree in nursing, midwifery and many allied health courses will benefit from additional help with living costs. This will be a guaranteed £5,000 per year (with a further £3,000 per year for eligible students). The funding will not have to be repaid by recipients. Students can also access funding for tuition and maintenance loans from the Student Loans Company.

More information on how to finance your University fees
Courses
5 Courses Available
Access to Health Education Diploma (Health Professionals) The Access to HE Diploma (Health Professionals) is one of our most popular courses. This is because the healthcare sector offers a diverse range of challenging and exciting career paths for students to choose from. This qualification’s un…
Qualification: Access to Higher Education Level: Level 3 Study Mode: Part Time Location: Distance Learning Duration: 2 Years Start Date: Various Start Dates Fee: £3,380
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Access to Higher Education Diploma (Midwifery) Everyday midwives perform the extraordinary job of bringing new life into the world. They regularly develop meaningful relationships with expectant mothers and fathers and provide comfort and reassurance to people when they need it most. If…
Qualification: Access to Higher Education Level: Level 3 Study Mode: Part Time Location: Distance Learning Duration: 2 Years Start Date: Various Start Dates Fee: £3,380
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Access to Higher Education Diploma (Nursing) Nursing is a fast-paced and challenging profession that combines communication skills with medical care. Are you looking for a rewarding new role, but don’t have the qualifications needed to take your training to the next level? The Acces…
Qualification: Access to Higher Education Level: Level 3 Study Mode: Part Time Location: Distance Learning Duration: 2 Years Start Date: Various Start Dates Fee: £3,380
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Access to Higher Education Diploma (Radiography) The Access to Higher Education Diploma (Radiography) incorporates a blend of science and medicine, to prepare you for a career working within a diagnostic role in healthcare. You will study specific elements physics, chemistry and biology, …
Qualification: Access to Higher Education Level: Level 3 Study Mode: Part Time Location: Distance Learning Duration: 2 Years Start Date: Various Start Dates Fee: £3,380
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Access to Higher Education Level 3 Diploma in Science If you didn’t choose science-based A-levels, or didn’t take A-levels at all, you may be under the impression that a career in healthcare or allied health is simply out of the question. However, thanks to the Access to HE Diploma (Scienc…
Qualification: Access to Higher Education Level: Level 3 Study Mode: Part Time Location: Distance Learning Duration: 2 Years Start Date: Various Start Dates Fee: £3,380
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Swindon
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Swindon
SN2 1DY
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