What is Access to Higher Education?
Many people discover, sometimes years after leaving school that they wished they had gone to university.
There are many fulfilling careers that are impossible to get in to without going to university but getting back into full time study can be challenging.
An Access to Higher Education course is a really good way to start thinking academically again and universities love it too!
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Being a graduate can open doors for you, it can give you a chance to explore a new career, help you to develop your interests and increase your earning power.
An Access to HE Diploma is one of the main routes into University for adult learners. The diploma is a full level 3 qualification, and is the equivalent of 3 A’Levels.
The diploma is for people aged over 19 who want to go to university but:
You will need:
- Didn’t get the grades needed or want a refresher
- Have not been in education for some time
- Want a change in direction or a new career
- GCSE English and Maths at grade C or above and possibly a Science; in any case these are university requirements for most courses.
- You will also undertake an initial assessment before starting the course.
Please note that if you do not have these GCSES or do not reach the required standard there is a pre-access course that you will be able to take to prepare you for the Level 3 programme.
Talk to a member of our team who will be able to help you with finding the right path for you.
From age 19+ you can apply for an Advanced Learning loan to cover the cost of your fees. Currently when you complete your degree this loan is waived.
Why not give us a call to see what we can offer you? Be all you can with an Access to Higher Education course.
To apply for or enquire about Access to Higher Education Diploma contact us on 01670 622103 or 01434 607298 or email Jane.Dunne@northumberland.gov.uk