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Access to Higher Education

If you are thinking about career development or a complete career change and are considering university study but don’t have the traditional entry requirements, then an Access to Higher Education Diploma may be right for you.

Our Access to HE programmes aim to give adults (19+) a fresh chance at learning. They are nationally recognised qualifications awarded by AIM representing an alternative route to university. As well as giving you the opportunity to gain academic skills, our Access to HE courses support you to refresh and develop your study skills, build your confidence and open the gateway to new opportunities.

There is no such thing as a typical Access to HE student. All ages and backgrounds are welcome, including those who have been out of education for long periods. Flexible study arrangements are available for our Access to HE programmes, offering day and evening study options for some subjects.

Please contact us for more information on fees and funding. Your Access to HE course may be fully funded if you are aged 19-23 and this is your first level 3 course. Anyone aged 19 and over can apply for an Advanced Learner Loan to cover the tuition fees. This may not need to be repaid if you progress to complete a higher education course.

We currently offer Access to HE Diplomas in the following subjects:

  • Science
  • Nursing and Midwifery
  • Social Science
  • Social Work

HOW TO APPLY?

Once you have decided which Access to Higher Education is right for you, the quickest and easiest way is to apply online. If you would prefer to talk to someone about your options, including finance and student support, our Student and Customer Services team are available on 01935 423921 or iZone@yeovil.ac.uk.