Access to Higher Education

We can help you gain the qualifications you need to go on to study a university degree at HND or HNC level. Our Access to Higher Education Diplomas provide a route back into education and a bridge to higher education, whether you have missed out at school, had your education disrupted, or settled in this country without recognised qualifications.

The courses are specifically designed to meet the needs of students providing a flexible approach to learning, using modern teaching methods and continuous assessment. If your skills are not of the required level for an Access to Higher Education Diploma then you can study on a Pre-Access to Higher Education Diploma that will prepare you for studies in your chosen subject.

Our Access to Higher Education Diplomas are extremely successful with approximately 90% of students going on to higher education.

Financial support with an Advanced Learner Loan  

If you are aged 19+ you can apply for an Advanced Learner Loan for Access to Higher Education courses. The Advanced Learner Loan is easy to apply for, doesn’t involve a credit check and you only have to pay back the loan once you are earning over £25,716. 

If you take out the loan for an Access to Higher Education course and then go on to successfully complete a Higher Education degree, you won’t have to pay back the loan for the Access to HE course!

You can find out more about the Advanced Learner Loan on our website here.

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