Access to Higher Education

Access to Higher Education | Leicestershire | Warwickshire

Access to higher education courses  with North Warwickshire and South Leicestershire College are designed to help those who don’t have the right experience or traditional qualifications and provide 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 the college.

Access to Higher Education September 2017

  • Places available in Heath Professions, Social Sciences and Humanities pathways
  • We accepting applications for September now

Our Access to Higher Education 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 to Higher Education 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.

An Access to Higher Education 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.

More than 20,000 Access to Higher Education students apply for degree courses each year. They go on to study a wide range of subjects, like law, education, and business.

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 Access to Higher Education Courses

Nuneaton campus

Students who achieve the Diploma can be accepted for university degrees through NWHC or a university, in professions such as: Nursing; Midwifery; Paramedic; Speech and Language Therapy; Dietetics; Physiotherapy; Occupational Therapy or subject based degrees such as Biological Science, Health Studies/Education. Please click here to learn more
Students who achieve the Diploma can be accepted for university degrees through NWHC or a university, in professions such as Teaching; Early Years degree programmes or subject based degrees such as Sociology; Psychology; History; English Literature. Please click here to learn more
Students who achieve the Diploma can be accepted for university degrees through NWHC or a university, in professions such as Social Work or subject based degrees such as Sociology; Psychology; History; English Literature; Law. Please click here to learn more

South Wigston Campus 

On successful completion of the course you will gain an Access to Higher Education Diploma accredited by Aim Awards. You will be able to apply for a range of University programmes including Nursing, Midwifery and other health-related subjects. Please click here to learn more
Successful students will gain an Access to Higher Education Diploma and can be accepted for university degrees in professions such as Teaching; Early Years degree programmes or subject based degrees such as English Literature, Creative Writing, Politics and History. Please click here to learn more
On successful completion of the course you will gain an Access to Higher Education Diploma accredited by Aim Awards which will lead to a University degree level course. Please click here to learn more

Entry Requirements

Any students with a GCSE grade C or above in Maths and English will be fast tracked to interview and straight to enrolment. Any students with a D in maths and a C in English will be fast tracked and enrolled on to GCSE maths. Students with non-UK qualifications or do not meet the criteria above will be interviewed and be required to undertake a screening to assess the suitability of the course.

Mum Carrie returns to education

carrie-ackrill-case-study-access-heCarrie, a mature student with a young family, decided to join the Access to Higher Education course at North Warwickshire & Hinckley College to change her career and is now studying the second year of her degree at the University of Leicester.

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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.

Your Advanced Learner Loan will be written off providing that you complete your higher education qualification and progress onto a higher education course!

Need to speak to someone?

For more information contact our Customer journey team on Nuneaton 024 7624 3000 or Leicester 0116 264 3535

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