Access to Higher Education
A stepping stone to university level courses.
What is an Access course?
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. We offer Access courses in Brighton and Worthing and our focus at the College 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 of 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 an Access course?
Find out more from our students about studying an Access to Higher Education course at the College!
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 pay nothing upfront, and the loan is only repaid when you are earning over a certain amount. 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.