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Access to HE

Want to study at university but not sure of your options? Our Access to Higher Education course could be for you!


The Access to Higher Education Diploma is a qualification which prepares students for study at degree level. If you’re over 19 and would like to go to university but left school without the qualifications you need, then our Access to Higher Education course could be the answer.

This intensive one year course will equip you with the study skills and knowledge you need in order to progress onto university level learning. With family friendly hours, small class sizes and excellent one to one support, the Access to Higher Education Diploma is ideal for those who want to further themselves and their career. As there is no upper-age limit, this course attracts a diverse range of students who find the course challenging, intellectually stimulating and rewarding.

The Access to Higher Education Diploma is widely recognised by UK universities, and many actively encourage applications from Access students. Each year, around 20,000 Access to Higher Education students apply for a degree course at a UK university. They go on to study a wide range of subjects, including health & social care, law, education, and business.

Here at Lakes College, you can study with the Access to HE in Policing, or Access to HE in Health and Social Care, so you can broaden your mind and develop your academic skills in readiness for university. Many of our students have gone on to study at university following the completion of the course.



Find out what our students have to say about the course here!

So why wait? Open up your possibilities and apply today.


“I decided to apply for the Access to Higher Education course as it would enable me to apply to universities, so that I could go on to study Mental Health Nursing. We studied a wide variety of subjects on the course, including English, History, Psychology and Sociology. The tutors were great and really supported my learning during my time at Lakes.”

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