Your pathway to University
Our Access to Higher Education courses are the perfect option for anyone looking to progress onto higher education, but don't have the necessary qualifications to meet the entry requirements.
We offer Access courses in Social Science and Health as well as Business and Computer Science. Find out more about these courses below, and how they can help you to reach your future career aspirations.
Access to Higher Education Diploma (Business)
If you aspire to study business at university but don’t currently meet the entry requirements for higher education, this one-year course will supply you with a foundation of business-related knowledge alongside essential academic skills to prepare you for the next level of study.Read more
Access to Higher Education Diploma (Computer Science)
Are you an adult learner looking to take your first step towards a career in the world of IT and computing? This one-year diploma will give you an intensive introduction to computer science and a qualification equivalent to A-levels, opening the doors to university study.Read more
Access to Higher Education Diploma (Education)
Want to study the education field at university but don’t yet meet the entry requirements for higher level courses? This diploma provides a stepping stone towards future careers in teaching and education, introducing you to key concepts in this sector while building your core academic skills.Read more
Access to Higher Education Diploma (Social Science and Health)
If you are considering nursing or working within the Health sector, the Access to Higher Education Diploma combines building your learning skills with studying topics related to careers in the health and social care fields.Read more
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