Access to Higher Education

A stepping stone to university level courses.

One year route to your dream degree

Our Access to Higher Education courses prepare you for university and are an alternative to the traditional route into undergraduate study. 

We offer Access courses at Brighton MET and Northbrook College and our focus is to encourage you to adopt the necessary academic skills to prepare you for the journey ahead.

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!

Is Access to HE right for me?

Is not having a degree holding you back? Didn't get the grades you needed at college? If you never considered university an option but have now decided you'd like to continue your education, an Access course is for you.

All of your classes will be highly engaging and enable you to be involved and assessed by a range of methods including presentations, essays, reports, case studies, short answer tasks, and for some courses, practical work. 

All our Access courses are QAA approved and contain 60 credits at Level 3.

Is Access to HE right for me?

Study for free

  • If you are aged 19 – 23 and studying your first full Level 3 qualification you will not need to pay the course fee.
  • These courses are eligible for an Advanced Learner Loan. 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 university following your Access to HE course, you will not need to re-pay your Advanced Learner Loan.

Read more about Advanced Leaner Loans here.

Study for free

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