The Access to HE Diploma is intended to prepare people without traditional entry qualifications for degree level study at university.
It may also be used by people wishing to make a career change or who have been out of formal education for a significant time in order to gain the skills and confidence required for direct progression to employment or further study.
The Access to HE Diploma is regulated by QAA and widely recognised as a progression route by universities across the UK.
Although this diploma focuses on subjects relating to Healthcare Professions, it can be used by you to gain entry onto most University courses. Previous students have gone onto Law, Psychology and Sociology for example.
All students produce a portfolio of work built throughout the course and formal assessments throughout the year, which may include (dependent on subjects chosen): essays, presentations, coursework, experiment reports, and timed in-class exercises.
The course prepares you for university and is recognised by all UK universities. The progression routes could include, but are not limited to, degrees in psychology, criminology, sociology, criminal justice, history, English language and literature, social work, teaching, law, anthropology, politics, public services, business studies, international relations, social policy, film studies, media, linguistics, culture, sports psychology, journalism, philosophy, theology, creative writing, art history, counselling, etc
The main subjects you will study as part of the course are Biology, Psychology and Sociology, preparing you for entry onto a degree of your choice. Other subjects and modules are touched upon throughout the year.
You need to be over 19 and have a desire to study at university level.
You will need GCSE English or maths for this Health pathway (or equivalent qualification translated by NARIC).
You will be invited to an interview where any entry criteria for your chosen pathway will be discussed with you on an individual basis.
Please see our Group entry requirements