Access to Higher Education | Professional courses for adults

Prepare for university

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 GB MET is to encourage you to adopt the necessary academic skills to prepare you for the journey ahead.

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.

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Available courses

  • Brighton
    Access To Higher Education | Diploma in Biomedical Sciences | Level 3
    Access To Higher Education | Diploma in Biomedical Sciences | Level 3

    This Access to HE course will prepare you for entry into Higher Education and our students go on to study a range of university-level courses including, biomedical sciences, pharmacy, veterinary, medicine/nursing, zoology, biology, ecology, environme...

    • Course type: Access to Higher Education
    • Qualification: LASER Access to Higher Education Diploma: Biomedical Sciences Level 3
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  • Brighton
    Access To Higher Education | Diploma in Business | Level 3
    Access To Higher Education | Diploma in Business | Level 3

    This Access to HE course will prepare you for entry into Higher Education and our students go on to study a range of university-level courses including law, marketing and economics.

    • Course type: Access to Higher Education
    • Qualification: LASER Access to Higher Education Diploma: Business and Enterprise Level 3
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  • Brighton
    Access to Higher Education | Diploma in Computing | Level 3
    Access to Higher Education | Diploma in Computing | Level 3

    This access course will prepare you for entry into Higher Education and our students go on to study a range of university-level courses including computing science, artificial intelligence, games development, software engineering, cybersecurity and n...

    • Course type: Access to Higher Education
    • Qualification: LASER Access to Higher Education Diploma: Computing Level 3
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  • Worthing
    Access to Higher Education | Diploma in Criminology & Forensics | Level 3
    Access to Higher Education | Diploma in Criminology & Forensics | Level 3

    This Access to HE course will prepare you for entry into Higher Education and our students go on to study a range of university-level courses such as forensic psychology and criminology.

    • Course type: Access to Higher Education
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  • Brighton
    Access to Higher Education | Diploma in Health & Health Sciences | Level 3
    Access to Higher Education | Diploma in Health & Health Sciences | Level 3

    This access course will prepare you for entry into Higher Education and our students go on to study a range of university-level courses including, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, paramedic science, radiography, podiatry, speech and language ther...

    • Course type: Access to Higher Education
    • Qualification: LASER Access to Higher Education Diploma: Health and Health Sciences Level 3
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  • Brighton
    Access to Higher Education | Diploma in Humanities & Social Science | Level 3
    Access to Higher Education | Diploma in Humanities & Social Science | Level 3

    This access course will prepare you for entry into Higher Education and our students go on to study a range of university-level courses including politics, international development, philosophy, history, English, Japanese studies, psychology, sociolo...

    • Course type: Access to Higher Education
    • Qualification: LASER Access to Higher Education Diploma: Humanities combined with Social Sciences Level 3
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  • Brighton
    Access to Higher Education | Diploma in Medicine and Dentistry | Level 3
    Access to Higher Education | Diploma in Medicine and Dentistry | Level 3

    This Access to HE course will prepare you for entry into Higher Education. Our students go on to study a range of university-level courses for medicine and dentistry.

    • Course type: Access to Higher Education
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  • Worthing
    Access to Higher Education | Diploma in Nursing & Healthcare Professions | Level 3
    Access to Higher Education | Diploma in Nursing & Healthcare Professions | Level 3

    This Access to HE course will prepare you for entry into Higher Education. Our students go on to study a range of university-level courses including adult nursing, mental health nursing, child nursing, midwifery, paramedic practice and occupational t...

    • Course type: Access to Higher Education
    • Qualification: LASER Access to Higher Education Diploma: Nursing and Healthcare Professions Level 3
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  • Brighton
    Access to Higher Education | Diploma in Nursing & Healthcare Professions | Level 3
    Access to Higher Education | Diploma in Nursing & Healthcare Professions | Level 3

    This Access to HE course will prepare you for entry into Higher Education. Our students go on to study a range of university-level courses including adult nursing, mental health nursing, child nursing, midwifery, paramedic practice and occupational t...

    • Course type: Access to Higher Education
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  • Brighton
    Access to Higher Education | Diploma in Psychology and Counselling | Level 3
    Access to Higher Education | Diploma in Psychology and Counselling | Level 3

    This Access to HE course will prepare you for entry into Higher Education. Our students go on to study a range of university-level courses including counselling, criminology, social work.

    • Course type: Access to Higher Education
    • Qualification: LASER Access to Higher Education Diploma: Psychology Level 3
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  • Worthing
    Access to Higher Education | Diploma in Social Sciences | Level 3
    Access to Higher Education | Diploma in Social Sciences | Level 3

    The Northbrook MET Access to Social Sciences course is a one-year course that prepares you for entry into Higher Education for a range of professions, such as Primary teaching, Social Work, Psychology and Criminology.

    • Course type: Adult qualifications and professional
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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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