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Access to HE Courses

An Access Diploma is often the best route into a degree programme, especially if you have little recent experience of education. It is specifically designed to accommodate adults who have decided to return to learning.

An Access Diploma is a well-established and successful qualification that is accepted as an entrance requirement at all UK universities and higher education colleges.

You will gain the study skills, subject knowledge  and confidence to progress to a Foundation Degree or Honours Degree programme at an institution of your choice.

Access Diploma pathways include:

• Social Science and Social Work

• Nursing

• Teaching, Journalism and Humanities

• Science Professions

• Health Professions

• Art and Design

Which pathway you choose will depend on your previous experience and ultimately what you want to go on to study at university level. No formal qualifications are needed, but the motivation to succeed is essential. These programmes are for applicants who are aged 19 or over.

So let’s find out about the range of courses available – simply take a look at the course listing or click on the college links above.

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