Access to HE

Access to Higher Education: Three career pathways

Access to Higher Education Diplomas are the perfect choice for anyone over the age of 19 looking to go on to study a degree, or university-level course, without any formal qualifications. 

You’ll develop the academic skills and techniques you’ll need for your next step – and with three distinct routes on offer, your career pathway is clear. You can choose from the following pathways:

Jeni Knight, winner of the 2019 Telford College ‘Second Time Around’ award

Jeni Knight studied Access to HE in Science and is now studying Forensic Science at university.  

She said: “I dreamed of working in forensics, but until recently I thought my age, two children and lack of qualifications would restrict me. Now, I’ve grown in confidence and as a person and am studying Forensic Science at university level.”

Ben Thompson studied Access to HE in Health Professionals and is now studying children’s nursing at Staffordshire University.

He said: “Studying the Access course has been the most important decision of my professional life. I’m now studying children’s nursing at my first-choice uni.”

Course Name School Assessment  
Access to Higher Education Diploma Health Professionals Level 3Health and Social Care, AccessCareer Insights
Access to Higher Education in Science Level 3Science, AccessCareer Insights
Access to Higher Education in Social Science & Health Level 3Health and Social Care, Access

- Essays, tests, research projects, presentations

- One year, maximum of 3 days a week

Career Insights