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Access to HE


Pathways are made up of courses focused on future careers or further education opportunities

Access courses are nationally recognised programmes of study designed to support adults (19+) who have few qualifications or are changing career and don't have the relevant entry criteria, but who are aspiring to study at degree level.

Maths & English

We have a number of part-time GCSE Maths & English programmes with September and January starts, these are primarily intended for students who aim to progress to the College’s Access to Higher Education Diplomas.

Find out more about these courses and how to apply:

Students that have successfully completed Access programmes with us have gone on to study higher education at a variety of local, national and international universities and institutions such as the University of Kent, Canterbury Christ Church University, the University of London, the University of Greenwich, the University of Nottingham and the University of Southampton.

Students have progression into further studies in areas such as:

  • Art & Design
  • English Literature
  • History
  • Nursing
  • Psychology
  • Science
  • Sociology
  • Teaching
  • Journalism

Our Access students have progressed to a variety of degrees and careers including nursing, education, business management, art & design, biomedical science, mechanical engineering, computer science and biology. 

What's next?

Step 1 Apply

Once you apply, you will have an interview to discuss your chosen pathway

Step 2 Interview

At your interview, the tutor will discuss the entry requirements for each level and course. This is also your opportunity to make sure that this pathway meets your goals and ambitions.

Guidance on Interviews

Once you have submitted an application we will contact you with the a range of options for conducting your interviews remotely, such as telephone or Skype, or organising interviews once the College reopens and social distancing is relaxed.

Courses at Canterbury College

If you know exactly which course and level you need to apply for, or want more information, please select from the options below:

Contact us

We'd love to hear from you

New Dover Road
Canterbury, Kent

01227 811111