Access to HE
Follow your dreams
If you want a career in nursing, midwifery, social work, counselling, law, education, paramedic science, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, medicine, dentistry or ODP you should think about starting an Access to HE course this year.
Help with finances
Don't be put off by the cost of the course, as an Advanced Learning Loan is open to anyone aged over 19 studying a Level 3 or above qualification, is not means tested or subject to credit checks and you only start to pay it back when you're earning over £25,000 per year.
If you successfully complete your Access to HE course, progress onto and complete a degree level programme, you do not have to pay back your Advanced Learning Loan.
If you're aged 19-23 and studying your first full-time Level 3 programme your course will be completely free.
What can I expect?
The Access to HE course is a full-time course which runs over one year (September to May). Students should expect to be in College for 15 hours per week and to undertake 15 hours private study per week, therefore a 30 hour per week minimum commitment is required.
How can I get on to the course?
Step 1 – Apply online for the Access to HE course – stipulate which route you want to take.
Either Health Professionals, Medicine, Humanities and social sciences or Pre – access.
Step 2 – Attend the interview and complete two return to learn days in June, July or first week in September.
What qualifications do I need?
GCSE English or maths at Grade C or above and two additional GCSE’s preferably including science for the health pathway but not essential. Access Medicine requires five GCSE’s including English, maths and science Grade C and above. However, if you don’t have these qualifications you can join our Level 2 course where you will study for both GCSEs and gain some academic writing skills. If you feel that a lack of qualifications is holding you back, we can help!