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Are you looking to study a degree but do not have the required entry qualifications?

Our one-year, nationally recognised, Access to Higher Education (HE) qualifications are designed to prepare you for degree-level study. 

Each Access to Higher Education (HE) qualification is tailored to a specific subject area, so whether you are looking for a career change or to unlock further career opportunities, Access to Higher Education is a great first step to achieving this. 

We offer a number of pathways including:


Depending on your personal circumstances, eligibility and subject to a fee assessment, your Access to HE qualification may be free. For more information, visit our dedicated page here.

Don't have the entry requirements for Access to HE?

Don't worry! We also offer a Pre-Access qualification, which will support you to develop your skills and confidence, ready for Access to HE:

Inspiring Success

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“I have now secured a place at Edge Hill University to study Children’s Nursing and it just proves that anyone can start their education journey again at 30!”

Stephanie, Access to HE Diploma - Health Professionals

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