Formerly City College Brighton and Hove and Northbrook College

Access to Higher Education at Northbrook MET

Access to Higher Education at Northbrook 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.

Available courses

  • Access to Higher Education Health & Health Sciences

    The Northbrook MET Access to Health and Health Sciences 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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  • Access to Higher Education Social Sciences

    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
    Find out more

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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