New Opportunities for Adults to go to University

We’ve launched a range of new courses to prepare anyone over the age of 19 for university.

The road to university is an exciting one, and this new range of courses will give you that first step into higher education.

Access to Higher Education Diplomas are a one-year course that prepares those over the age of 19 for university-level study, with no upper-age limit. It teaches all the skills needed to study a higher education course, boosts your confidence and provides support through the application process for your next course.

The benefits of studying a degree or higher education course are excellent for broadening your career prospects and feeling more prepared for new challenges.

If you missed out on a formal qualification at college and want to go to university, this is the course for you.


Find out more by visiting our next Open Event – dates are held throughout the year


Choose from:

  • Allied Health Professions
  • Art, Design and Photography
  • Business *NEW*
  • Childhood Studies *NEW*
  • Computing *NEW*
  • Construction
  • Engineering Science
  • Humanities
  • Journalism *NEW*
  • Law
  • Science
  • Social Science
  • Social Work *NEW*
  • Sports Studies *NEW*

How does it work?

As an Access to Higher Education student, you’ll attend college three days per week. You’ll learn among like-minded people who come from all types of backgrounds – but all want to go to university or into a higher education course.

Class sizes will feel smaller than they were at school. You’ll have access to all the same facilities our higher education students do, including our new University Centre Farnborough building.

What are the entry requirements?

You’ll need GCSE English at grade C or above (equivalent to grade 4 or above in the new grading system). For the following courses, you will need a grade C or above (or equivalent) in Maths: Allied Health Professions, Business, Computing, Construction, Engineering Science, Journalism and Science.

What if I don’t meet the entry requirements?

We understand that many students may not have the GCSE grades to start an Access to Higher Education Diploma. We are introducing new courses that will give you a way to gain the skills needed before joining the full Diploma. Please contact us to find out more.


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