Find out about our Access courses, finance and funding and get ready to start this September.

It’s never too late to get the qualifications you need to change your career and land your dream job.

What’s more, there's still time to apply to start this September and it could cost you nothing!

If you’re aged over 19 years old, you can apply for a Advanced Learner Loan to cover course fees. Then, if you go onto complete a higher education degree course, the balance of the loan, including any interest, will be ‘written off’ which means you won’t have to pay it back. You don’t have to take a loan, but if you do, it means you can start your course now with no upfront fees. If you don’t go onto to complete a higher education degree course, you’ll need to pay the loan back, once you earn over £25,000. See here for more information.

About Access to Higher Education

If you’re over 19 and the job you want requires a degree, but you didn’t get the grades or qualifications you needed the first time around to get into university, then an Access to Higher Education diploma could be for you.

You'll study for one academic year, and your classes are usually timetabled for two or three days each week, giving you added flexibility for childcare, work and other commitments.


  • Intensive, one-year course
  • Designed to get you to university
  • Family friendly hours – usually two or three days each week
  • Excellent one to one support
  • Small class sizes

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The QAA Access to HE Diploma is awarded by One Awards and recognised for entry to Higher Education courses across England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland.