Access to Higher Education courses are for students who want to study at degree level but do not currently have the qualifications to apply. The courses provide an intensive programme covering study skills and knowledge required for chosen career paths, and delivers a qualification recognised by universities.

In order to support your application for higher education, we recommend you attain as much work experience in the field as possible. Places at universities are extremely competitive, so ensuring you give yourself the best chance at success is critical.

If you are aged 19 and over you can apply for an Advanced Learning Loan to cover the cost of your tuition fees, should you then go on to complete a full degree then the Access element of your student loan will be written off.