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
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.
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.
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
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.