Access to Higher Education (HE) Courses at Northumberland College

Access to Higher Education Courses

Access courses are designed specifically for students aged 19+ who wish to progress to study a higher education course, at university or college, but do not have the entry requirements needed to join the course and may have had a break from education.

After completion you can continue your studies at university, or join one of the college's higher education courses. Our courses offer a stepping stone to a number of university courses.

The Access to HE Dipoma (Social Sciences) is suitable for a range of education based subjects such as teacher training, childhood studies and numerous professional practice degrees.

The Access to HE Diploma (Health) is suitable for a range of health related degrees such as nursing, midwifery, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, radiography and operating department practice. 

If you take out an Advanced Learning Loan for an Access to Higher Education course and then go on to study a Higher Education course, upon successful completion of your degree course, your loan will be written off.

For more information visit our Advanced Learning Loan page

Northumberland College has been awarded a Bronze Award under the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) developed by the Department for Education. This award recognises the excellence of undergraduate teaching, learning environments and student outcomes.


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