Access to Higher Education Diplomas

Study an Access to Higher Education Diploma

Do you wish to return to education? Are you planning to go to university? Then our Access to Higher Education Diploma can help you achieve your goals.

Pathways are available in: Access to Business, Access to Computing, Access to Education Professions, Access to Engineering Science, Access to Science, Access to Health (Nursing and Midwifery), Access to Allied Health, Access to Sport and Access to Humanities.

Facilities

Students studying on Access to Higher Education programmes may be based at our Rye Hill Campus or Riverside Dene Campus. All students benefit from modern classrooms with the latest IT equipment and learning environments that replicate the workplace. 

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Access to HE Pathways

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Course Title

Subjects studied

Entry Requirements


Access to Allied Health Professions


Biology + SAMM + English Language


GCSE grade C or Functional Skills L2 in both English and maths.


Access to Business Technology


Business + IT + SAMM


GCSE grade C or Functional Skills L2 in both English and maths.

Access to Computing


Computing + IT


5 GCSEs at grade A-C, including English and maths, or a relevant Level 2 or First Diploma at Merit level together with Key/Functional Skills maths and English at level 2.


Access to Humanities (Law)



English + History + Law


GCSE grade C in both English and maths.

NOTE: Level 2 Maths will be considered in place of GCSE. However we are unable to accept Level 2 English as a replacement for GCSE English. 


Access to Humanities with Maths


Sociology + SAMM + English Language



GCSE grade C or Functional Skills L2 in both English and maths.


Access to Science (Biochemical)


Biology + Chemistry + SAMM


GCSEs to include English, maths and a science at least grade C.

NOTE: L2 Science will be considered in place of GCSE. However other L2 English and maths qualifications will not be accepted.


A
ccess to Science (Physics-Chemistry)


Maths + Physics + Chemistry


GCSEs to include English and a science at least grade C. Maths must be at least a grade B.

NOTE: L2 Science will be considered in place of GCSE. However L2 English and maths will not be accepted.


Access to Nursing and Midwifery


Biology + Psychology + Social Issues in Health Care


GCSE grade C in both English and maths.


Access to Sports Studies


Sports Coaching +
Assessment of Human Performance +
Sport and Exercise Psychology +
Applied Human Biology + Musculo-Skeletal System + 
Communication and Study Skills + Factors Affecting Participation and Performance in Sport


GCSE grade C in English.

Access to Education Professions

Education Theory and Practice + English Language + SAMM + Psychology + Sociology

GCSE grade C in English, maths and science. 

Students who do not yet meet the above entry requirements can still study with us on our pre-access GCSE and functional skills programmes. Please contact the Student Services team on 0191 200 4000 to find out more. 

SAMM = Statistical and Mathematical Methods

Apply now!

For more information on any of our Access to Higher Education courses, simply click on the course title above and make your application today! If you require further information then give us a call on 0191 200 4000 or visit one of our Open Events.