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Access to HE (Higher Education)

Access to HE (Higher Education)

Access to HE (Higher Education) Diplomas

Access Diplomas are nationally recognised qualifications, accepted by universities, which bridge the gap between your existing education and the entry requirements for degree level study. They are designed to be flexible and attractive to students who may have been out of formal education for some time.

You will study in an adult-friendly learning environment, on a full or part-time basis to suit your commitments. Most students aim for careers in the health sector and become nurses, midwives, paramedics, physiotherapists, social workers or teachers, but the range of destinations is not limited to these.

Advanced Learner Loans are available for those aged 19+. For those who go on to complete a higher education course, which is eligible for student finance, the government will write off the loan taken out for the Access to HE Diploma.

Miranda Coombes

Miranda Coombes

Access to HE: Health

The Access course has provided me with the skills I need to go onto higher education. Having spent a long time out of education, the course helped me to practice, and improve my academic writing, referencing and researching skills. It’s enabled me to build my knowledge around relevant subjects in preparation for University and increased my confidence. The assistance with my UCAS application was valuable, having it checked before applying strengthened my chances of being accepted into my University of choice. What really stood out to me was the support offered by the tutors, it’s fantastic, they encourage your independence whilst guiding and motivating you along the way.

Tasmin Broadway

Tasmin Broadway

Access to HE: Health

The tutors on the course are all really helpful and supportive nothing is ever too much trouble, they have set me up for what’s to come at university. It has been a life changing experience, a hard but an incredible journey.

James Garbutt

James Garbutt

Access to HE: Health

This course has been my first big step towards a career in healthcare and I'm really glad I chose to study it. I now feel prepared for University.

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