Access to Higher Education

Do you have ambitions to study at University but don’t have the formal qualifications?
Our Access courses may be the answer you’re looking for!


Access courses are designed to help those who don’t have the right experience or traditional qualifications a route to progress onto degree-level study; the qualification is widely recognised by UK universities and allow entry onto their degree programmes, as well as higher education courses right here at North Warwickshire & Hinckley College.

Our Access courses will introduce you to your chosen subject and help you to develop the knowledge and skills required to study at university level so that students are confident and well prepared when they go on to higher education. You will learn in a classroom environment and have your own designated tutor whenever you need support or guidance.

There is no upper-age limit to study an Access course and most qualifications can be completed within one year, with the option to choose part-time study on a flexible basis over two years. The Access course will also provide an opportunity for developing study and academic skills in a range of subject areas as well as the chance to study the required English and maths qualifications for progressing onto further studies and employment.


Carrie Ackrill 

Studied: Access to Higher Education: Humanities

Now studying a BA (Hons) English degree at the University of Leicester

“I would highly recommend the Access to HE route. As a mature student returning to education after a considerable amount of time, the support and guidance from lecturers slowly built my confidence and taught me how to learn again.”

Access courses available from September 2017

Health Studies
Humanities
Social Science

We also offer a pre-access course for those who have no formal qualifications and will provide an opportunity for developing studying and academic skills and confidence, and gain several GCSE’s to start the Access to Higher Education course the following year.

Come in and see us at our upcoming open event to find out more!

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Money worries don’t have to get in the way of achieving your goals

If you are aged 19+ or older and are looking to study courses Level 3 to Level 6, from May 2016 you can apply for a low-interest Advanced Learner Loan to cover your tuition fees for courses starting from August 2016 - you will only start to make repayments once you earn over £21,000 a year.

Free Loan when you complete an Access course and progress onto a Higher Education course! Providing that you complete your higher education qualification, your Advanced Learner Loan will be written off!

Find out more about how you can fund your studies on our Advanced Learner Loan section.

Achieve your ambitions to study higher today!
To secure your place on an Access to Higher Education course:

Call 024 7624 3000