Access to Higher Education courses

The Access to Higher Education Diploma, or Access to HE as it's commonly known, is a qualification that prepares people who are without traditional qualifications, such as A-level courses, to gain entry for study at university. Whether you're 19 or 60, an Access to HE Diploma can give you the opportunity to progress onto the degree course of your choice at any UK university.

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An Access to HE Diploma is a Level 3 qualification and is the equivalent of three A-level passes. The Diploma is made up of modules, each worth a certain number of credits. In order to achieve the Diploma, you must complete a minimum of 60 credits. The number and type of modules you take will depend on your chosen subject area.

If you're thinking of applying to university but don't have the traditional qualifications required, an Access to HE Diploma could be the perfect solution. It's also a great way to brush up on your skills and knowledge if it's been a while since you've been in education.

Often known as the "Access Diploma" it is a benchmark qualification that can also prepare IELTS, EFL or ESOL students for study at university. The course content, structure and teaching and learning methods are designed to match those found in degree-level programmes, making it suitable for all ages of students.

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Access to Higher Education Diploma – Education

Do you want to make a difference in helping the next generation to shape their lives? Then becoming a teacher could be your perfect career destination. An Access to Higher Education course is the ideal stepping stone to the University course of your choice.

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Access to Higher Education Diploma – Education, Youth Work and Child Development

If you have a passion to work with children and young people, and make a difference in their lives, the Access to Higher Education Diploma might be just what you’ve been looking for. There is always a demand for quality, compassionate educators, and youth workers to help support children and young people’s development.

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Access to Higher Education Diploma – Health Professions

Healthcare has many career routes for you to choose from. If you want a role where you can make a difference to people’s physical and mental wellbeing, start your journey with an Access to Higher Education Diploma.

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Access to Higher Education Diploma – Psychology and Mental Health

If you are intrigued by people and what makes them tick, an Access to Higher Education Studying for Psychology is the perfect course. You’ll explore the human mind, trying to make sense of the ways people think, feel and behave. You’ll explore human behaviour from childhood to adulthood. Not only will you gain an understanding of the psychological theories, you’ll also see how they are applied in current practices, from treatment, therapies to support services.

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Access to Higher Education Diploma – Veterinary Science and Zoology

Turn your love of animals into a career. Enrol on an Access to Higher Education – Veterinary Course and take the first step towards your dream job of caring for the wonderful species we share our planet with.

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Which universities accept access to higher education

Access to Higher Education diplomas are recognised and accepted by all major Universities. This includes the top Russell Group Universities. Around 20,00 students per year study Access to HE courses.

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Are there any exams for Access to HE courses?

If you’re not a huge fan of exams, you’ll be pleased to hear that Access courses do not require you to sit exams. Instead, you’ll complete assignments throughout the course.

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How long does access to higher education last?

Access to Higher Education courses typically last for 12 months. It’s a fast and convenient way to gain entry on to a degree course at University.

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What is an access to higher education diploma equivalent to?

An Access to Higher Education Diploma is a Level 3 qualification and is the equivalent of three A-level passes. It provides a direct entry into degree courses at University.

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What level is access to higher education?

Access to HE Courses are set at level 3. This is the same level of difficulty as an A-level or similar.

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