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Access to Higher Education at Brighton MET

Access to Higher Education at Brighton MET

An Access course is a way of preparing you for studying at Higher Education level and an alternative to the traditional route into undergraduate study. Our focus at the MET is to encourage you to adopt the necessary academic skills to prepare you for the journey ahead.

So, not only will you engage closely with your chosen subject, but you will also learn related methods of study to help you progress. The aim of all our Access courses is to inspire passion in your subject, and at the same time, build confidence and put you at ease with achieving university-level standards.

Why Choose Brighton MET?

Find out more from our students about studying an Access to Higher Education course at Brighton MET!

Available courses

  • Access To Higher Education Diploma - Biomedical Sciences Level 3

    This access course will prepare you for entry into Higher Education and the Access Diploma is a recognised qualification that universities accept as an entry route in to degree courses.

    • Course type: Access to Higher Education
    • Duration: Weeks
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  • Access To Higher Education Diploma - Childhood & Youth Studies Level 3

    This course will help you pursue a career in childhood and youth studies, leading to further education and work in education and childcare.

    • Course type: Access to Higher Education
    • Duration: Weeks
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  • Access To Higher Education Diploma: Business Studies Level 3

    This course enables you to gain the skills for further study in subjects such as law, marketing and economics.

    • Course type: Access to Higher Education
    • Duration: Weeks
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  • Access to Higher Education Diploma - Computing Level 3

    This course will help you access a degree in any subject related to computing.

    • Course type: Access to Higher Education
    • Duration: Weeks
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  • Access to Higher Education Diploma - Criminology & Forensics Level 3

    This criminology and forensics course prepares you for entry into higher education for a range of professions such as the police, youth offending services, prison service, probationary service or victim and offender support services.

    • Course type: Access to Higher Education
    • Duration: Weeks
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  • Access to Higher Education Diploma - Health & Health Sciences Level 3

    This course will help you pursue a career in health sciences and gain entry onto higher education.

    • Course type: Access to Higher Education
    • Duration: Weeks
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  • Access to Higher Education Diploma - Humanities & Social Science Level 3

    This course will give you an introduction to the social sciences in contemporary society.

    • Course type: Access to Higher Education
    • Duration: Weeks
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  • Access to Higher Education Diploma - Media, Literature & Culture Level 3

    This course allows you to gain the entry qualifications for university courses in any subject related to literature, culture or media and will help you develop a range of academic skills to be a successful independent student.

    • Course type: Access to Higher Education
    • Duration: Weeks
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  • Access to Higher Education Diploma - Psychology Level 3

    This course will give you an introduction to psychology and will help you gain a place at university.

    • Course type: Access to Higher Education
    • Duration: Weeks
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  • Pre-Access To Higher Education Laser Learning Awards Level 2

    This course will provide you with a full range of English, maths and IT skills.

    • Course type: Adult qualifications and professional
    • Duration: Weeks
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Financial assistance

If you are aged 19 – 23 and studying your first full Level 3 qualification you will not need to pay the course fee.

If this does not apply to you, the course is eligible for an Advanced Learner Loan, a new government loan for learners aged 19+. Applicants who take out the Advanced Learner Loan need pay nothing upfront, and the loan is only repaid when you are earning £21,000 or more per year.

If you go on to complete a Higher Education course following your Access to HE course, any remaining balance is written off. Read more about Advanced Leaner Loans here.


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