An Access to Higher Education course is a different way of getting to university. We all take different paths in life and it is never too late to make a change, achieve your goals and reach your potential.
Video presentation webinar
Recorded August 2020
Why choose this course?
Upon successful completion of this course, you will be in a position to apply to university. Regardless of your past achievements, grades or personal circumstances, an Access course could help you find the career you have always wanted.
- an alternative to A-Levels
- courses are part time, and are available daytime and evenings
- childcare facilities available at ACL Colchester and Maldon
- 19+ advanced learner loans available
- 19+ advanced learner loan bursary to support you with childcare, travel and study resources
- advice and support for progression to university
Courses starting in September!
These courses support applications to degrees and further studies in:
- Early Years
- Social Work
- And many more opportunities
Courses are delivered using blended learning, this means there will be both online classes as well as face to face, in both you will be able to interact with other students and receive one-to-one support from experienced tutors.
An Access to Higher Diploma is equivalent to A-Levels or Foundation Degree. Funding options are available meaning courses could be free! To enrol on this course, you will need to book an assessment. These are held remotely and can be completed at a time that suits you.
Events, Information & Resources
Access to Higher Education Career Coach
Career Coach can help you search for Access to HE courses linked to your future career goals, highlighting the skills and knowledge you need to enter particular job roles and industries. This interactive tool is a great way to browse up-to-date information on average and potential wages, and latest job vacancies, and to find the best career opportunities for you. It also highlights the current demand for jobs and professions in your region.
Get in Touch
You will need to attend an Assessment and Enrolment Session (Access to HE & Preparing for Access). This session provides the opportunity for information, advice and guidance regarding our Access to HE Diplomas, and our Preparation for Access courses. During the session, you will be able to speak to an Access Tutor and complete assessment tasks in preparation for enrolment. Please enrol here.
We are happy to provide you with more information about our new Access courses before you make a decision. Fill out the contact form below and one of our tutors will get back to you. You can also view feedback from learners who have previously attended our courses. View all feedback
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