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Access to Higher Education

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Access to Higher Education Diplomas are suitable for adults looking to study at university, but who do not hold traditional entry qualifications.

These one-year courses are available in a variety of subjects and enable you to develop the skills and knowledge to study at university level upon completion.  We’ve also got strong links with local universities to support your progression onto undergraduate study. Take a look at our pathways to find the right course for you.

Access courses


This pathway includes a variety of units, including:

  • Business Communication
  • Business Management Accounting
  • Consumer Protection Law and Business Implications
  • Developing a Business Plan
  • Marketing Principles and Implications for Business
  • Setting up a New Small Business
  • The Nature and Context of Business
  • Introduction to Microeconomics
  • Business Recruitment and Retention
  • Financial Planning in Business

Find out more about the Access to HE Diploma (Business) and apply now.

Health Care

This pathway includes a variety of units, including:

  • Sociology: development of social welfare; poverty and housing; and social Policy
  • Health Studies: developing of professional practice in healthcare; health Promotion, and an introduction to safeguarding
  • Biology: human biology; basic anatomy and physiology
  • Further skills: communicating through speaking and listening; reading and writing skills. Application of numbers using calculation. Application of numbers using data interpretation.

Find out more about the Access to HE Diploma (Healthcare Professions) and apply now.

Social Sciences

This course covers a variety of topics in different modules, including:

  • Sociology: the history of welfare in the UK. How the British state functions and deals with issues, and poverty and safeguarding.
  • Health Studies: developing professional practice in healthcare; health promotion, and introduction to safeguarding.
  • Social & Developmental Psychology: how and why human beings change over the course of their life.
  • Criminology: what makes some people commit certain crimes
  • Psychopathology: the scientific study of mental disorders, including studying the social, genetic and biological causes.

Find our more about the Access to HE (Social Sciences) and apply now.

Humanities and Social Sciences

You’ll study a variety of topics as part of this course, including:

  • Introduction to Sociology
  • Literature from the Counter Culture
  • The Mass Media
  • Ethics
  • Crime and Deviance
  • Critical Thinking

Find out more about the Access to HE Diploma (Humanities and Social Sciences) and apply now.

Computer Sciences

As part of this course, you’ll study a variety of units, including: 

  • Computer systems
  • Desktop support
  • Installing, configuring and maintaining systems
  • Managing software development
  • Software design and development
  • Networking
  • Cyber security business compliance
  • Cyber threats and legislation
  • Database development
  • Design and develop a website

Find out more about the Access to HE Diploma (Computer Sciences) and apply now.

Teacher Education

This course is developed in conjunction with Two Mile Ash Initial Teacher Training Partnership and offers a part time, blended approach to study, meaning most of your learning will be completed online. Over the course of the programme you will complete 19 modules. You will study 7 main subjects including;

  • Education
  • Biology
  • History
  • Psychology
  • Independent Academic Study (Professional Studies/Research Project)
  • Communication
  • Application of Number

Find out more about the Part Time Access to HE Diploma (Teacher Education) and apply today.