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 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: 36 weeks
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  • Brighton
    Access To Higher Education | Diploma in Business | Level 3
    Access To Higher Education | Diploma in Business | 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: 36 weeks
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  • Brighton
    Access to Higher Education | Diploma in Computing | Level 3
    Access to Higher Education | Diploma in Computing | Level 3

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

    • Course type: Access to Higher Education
    • Duration: 36 weeks
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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 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: 36 weeks
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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 course will help you pursue a career in health sciences and gain entry onto higher education.

    • Course type: Access to Higher Education
    • Duration: 36 weeks
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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 course will give you an introduction to the social sciences in contemporary society.

    • Course type: Access to Higher Education
    • Duration: 34 weeks
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  • Brighton
    Access to Higher Education | Diploma in Media and Journalism | Level 3
    Access to Higher Education | Diploma in Media and Journalism | Level 3

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

    • Course type: Access to Higher Education
    • Duration: 36 weeks
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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 course will prepare you for entry into Higher Education. The Access to Medicine is a recognised qualification that universities accept as an entry route in to degree courses.

    • Course type: Access to Higher Education
    • Duration: 36 weeks
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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

    Our Access to Nursing and Healthcare Professions course is a one-year course that prepares you for entry into higher education for a range of health professions.

    • Course type: Access to Higher Education
    • Duration: 1 Year
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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

    An Access course gives you the opportunity to apply for a university degree. We offer Access to Healthcare Professions on our Brighton Campus and our focus is to give you the skills to prepare you for your journey into higher education. Students prog...

    • Course type: Access to Higher Education
    • Duration: 36 weeks
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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 course will give you an introduction to psychology and will help you gain a place at university.

    • Course type: Access to Higher Education
    • Duration: 36 weeks
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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
    • Duration: 1 year
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  • Brighton
    Access to Higher Education | Diploma in Social Work | Level 3
    Access to Higher Education | Diploma in Social Work | Level 3

    An Access to Higher Education Diploma gives adult students (aged 19+) without A Levels or Level 3 qualifications the opportunity to qualify for entry to a degree or other Higher Education course. We offer Access to Social Work on our Brighton Campus...

    • Course type: Access to Higher Education
    • Duration: 36 weeks
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  • Brighton
    Access to Higher Education | Diploma in Teacher Education | Level 3
    Access to Higher Education | Diploma in Teacher Education | Level 3

    An Access to Higher Education Diploma gives adult students (aged 19+) without A Levels or Level 3 qualifications the opportunity to qualify for entry to a degree or other Higher Education course. We offer Access to Teacher Education on our Brighton C...

    • Course type: Access to Higher Education
    • Duration: 36 weeks
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  • Brighton
    Access To Higher Education Diploma - Childhood & Youth Studies Level 3
    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: 36 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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