No big lecture halls where your opinion isn't heard

You will study in small groups with fellow learners from a mix of ages and backgrounds, providing a sociable, professional and high-achieving learning environment.

Your first step towards university

Access to HE diplomas prepare students for the rigours of university life. They are not seen as inferior to A Levels, BTECs or other qualifications; universities encourage applications from diploma holders and courses are approved by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA).

Financial support is available

There's no need to let fees prevent you from your dream of going to university, as there are plenty of funding options to help you. If you are over 19 you can apply for the Advanced Learner Loan, which is written off once you complete a higher education course, and there are bursary support options too.

Find your path back into education and on the road to university.

Are you considering a university course, but perhaps don’t have the qualifications needed for direct entry? Looking to develop your skills before committing to studying for a degree?

Then an Access to Higher Education course could be the ideal first step!

Learning important study skills within a professional and mature environment, including essay writing and researching, you will have the opportunity to top up your knowledge in your chosen subject and better prepare you for a degree-level course.

You will work in small groups with fellow learners from a mix of ages and backgrounds, with our supportive tutors guiding you throughout the UCAS application process to help you move towards your career goals.

Did you know?

Ryan


The best thing returning to and studying at college was the integration with others – we all had the same drive to better ourselves and to get to university.

My favourite part of the course were the discussions and experiments in biology, which were really insightful and enjoyable, along with the teachers who were very helpful and encouraging.

The field of Occupational Therapy is what I have decided to enter, and the Access to HE course has helped me to get there.

Beth


This Access course is ideal, as it fits in with my life and around my children because it runs during school time.

Midwifery is what I have wanted to do for years. The course offered all the entry requirements and academic skills I needed to get on the pathway to university, and it’s so handy being close to where I live.

It's been brilliant meeting new people and exploring the range of subjects – biology, chemistry, sociology, psychology – hasn't felt overwhelming, as there is good support there if you need help in certain areas.

Your future career

Criminologist

Environmental Scientist

Midwife

Nurse

Paramedic

Physiotherapist

Radiologist

Teacher

Access to Higher Education Course Listings

Biomedical Science, Access to HE

Undergraduate VFAP100P

This is a one year full time course delivered at our Abingdon campus....

7th Sep 2020 - 2nd Jul 2021

Monday to Friday

Access to Higher Education

Abingdon Campus

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Nursing and Healthcare Professions, Access to HE

Undergraduate VFWM102P

This is a one year full time course delivered at our Witney campus....

7th Sep 2020 - 2nd Jul 2021

Monday to Friday

Access to Higher Education

Witney Campus

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Science combined with Social Science, Access to HE

Undergraduate VFAM101P

This is a one year full time course delivered at our Abingdon campus....

7th Sep 2020 - 2nd Jul 2021

Monday to Friday

Access to Higher Education

Abingdon Campus

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