Access to Higher Education

Invest in your future, follow your dreams, and take your first steps towards a university level qualification.

It's time to invest in YOU. Are you ready?

Take your first step towards your future with a Diploma in Access to Higher Education.

Have you always wanted to pursue a career that requires a university degree but you don’t have the formal qualifications? Our Access to Higher Education Diplomas can provide you with the entry requirements you need to start you on your path to a professional in your chosen career.

Flexible programmes work around your current home and work life

Advanced Learner Loan available, pay nothing until you graduate from university

57% more job opportunities for those students who graduate from university, and by 2020, it is estimated that two-thirds of all jobs will require Higher Education

Diplomas that are designed to help you develop your academic skills ready for university

The University Centre has excellent facilities and I always feel relaxed and at ease when on site. I've yet to meet a staff member who isn't friendly and helpful and it's a nice change when everyone greets you with a 'good morning'.

I have had spinal surgery several times and require a crutch to get around. I had to retire from my previous career and I am registered as disabled, but am slowly on the mend. The HE team have really helped, advising me on courses and a career path, and assessing my needs regarding my mobility. The biggest thing my tutors have done is to boost my self-confidence."

Brent Parker
Course: Access to HE (Social Science)
Ambition: To become a teacher

My dream was to teach on Access to HE, and now I am Programme Leader.

Every day I see students like me, making their dreams a reality.

I fell in love with Sociology and have since specialised in gender and sexuality, sociology of mental health and recovery, crime and deviance, criminal justice and penal policy, and social justice and social inequality. All of these I teach on our degrees with the Nelson and Colne College Group University Centre."

Desiree Jansen
Industry Expert and Programme Leader for Access to Higher Education

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