Access to Higher Education Diplomas

We have a long tradition of helping students to return to study. Whatever your situation there’s always a way back into Education. Whether you want to retrain for an exciting new career or just finally achieve a degree that will help you progress in your chosen field, our Access to Higher Education Diplomas will be the first step towards your future.

But now… you can study in your own way with our flexible ‘online’ courses.

Get to where you where you want to be in your career with our flexible, online courses

All of these courses are based online – all you need is internet connection. Your learning materials and additional learning resources are available 24/7 so you can study at any time to suit your lifestyle and commitments.

These courses could be *FREE for those meeting the eligibility criteria.

Our online access courses can also be funded through an Advanced Learner Loan, which you only start to pay back when your earnings reach £27,295. If you do get a loan to cover tuition fees for the Access to HE course and then complete a higher education (degree) course, you won’t have to repay the remaining loan for the Access course.

Get the qualifications you need to start a new career in a way that suits you.

Our online courses are delivered though the easy-to-use and engaging platform PEARL with interactive content that can be tailored to your study requirements.

All of our Access to Higher Education Diplomas are awarded by AIM (a QAA regulated Award Validating Agency) so you can be assured that you’re receiving a high-quality education.

We offer Online Access to Higher Education Diplomas in the below pathways:

Online Access to Higher Education - Nursing
Online Access to Higher Education - Radiography
Online Access to Higher Education - Science (Biochemical Pathway)
Online Access to Higher Education - Medicine and Health Science
Online Access to Higher Education - Psychology and Sociology

Study in a welcoming classroom environment

Alongside our portfolio of online courses, we also offer the Access to Health Professions pathway as a classroom-based course at our Colchester Campus.

How does the course work?

The Access Main Course offers a programme of academic study, equivalent to A Levels, leading to entry on degree and diploma courses. It has two elements:

1. Core Studies (Seminar Presentations, Study Skills, Academic Writing and Academic/Group/Personal Tutorials).

2. Additional or Specialist Studies (chosen according to your needs and the course of study which you want to pursue).

Access to Health Professions - Classroom Learning