Access to Higher Education

Course Code: 8000927

Our Access to Higher Education course is a recognised alternative to A-Levels for mature learners. The course aims to prepare you for study in higher education by developing your study skills, whilst providing you with a good foundation of of a broad range of subjects including Biological Science, Health Studies, Psychology and study skills. We will support you throughout your course and also help with your application to university.

  • What are the entry requirements?

    You will need to have English GCSE at grade 4(formerly grade C) or above. We expect learners to have a high level of motivation along with a reasonable standard of literacy and numeracy.

  • Where does this course lead to?

    Health related degree courses. The Access to HE Diploma may also be accepted as a suitable entry qualification for degree courses which are not related to health.

  • What qualifications will be gained?

    Access to Higher Education Diploma - you also have the opportunity to study GCSE Maths alongside the Diploma.

  • How will I be assessed?

    You will complete a range of tasks including essays, individual research, group presentations and timed tests.

  • Other Information:

    Units will be internally assessed and externally moderated. Assessment will include class assessments, written reports, presentations, visual displays and role play.


    Nursing, Psychology, Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Social Work, Teaching or other health related studies.


Start Date : Sep-16 End Date : Aug-17 Fee : N/A
Day : N/A Time : 9:00-17:00 Fee Description : N/A Duration : One year full-time
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Case Studies
Ben Cullen (Access to Higher Education)
Ben studied the Access to Higher Education course and secured a place at the University of Worcester studying for a BSc in Physiotherapy. Ben said “ My time at the college has given me the opportunity to grow, both academically and as a person. I’veread more
Debbie Preece & Max Carrington (Access to Higher Education)
Two Access to Higher Education students, Max Carrington and Debbie Preece, were awarded the Access to Higher Education Award in recognition of the way studying transformed their lives. Max went from being homeless to studying at University to become a clinical psychologist while Debbie, a formerread more

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