Access to Higher Education

If you would like to study at university, but lack the formal qualifications our Access to Higher Education courses can prepare you for higher-level study at university or college. They are designed for anyone who would like to study for a higher education qualification but don’t have the formal qualifications, wish to change career, or need to develop their study skills.


We have Access to HE courses starting this January including a Fast-Track Pre-Access to HE running January to July.

Which Access to HE course is right for you?

Who can apply?

  • These courses are for students aged 19 and over
  • You will need GCSE English language or maths at grade 4/C or above

Find out how to apply!

Your free pathway to higher education

If you are aged 19 or over, studying a Level 3 qualification or above, you may be eligible for a 19+ Advanced Learner Loan. You will not be required to pay back the Advanced Learner Loan if you successfully progress and complete a higher education programme. Find out more about fees for Access courses, and the Advanced Learner Loan.