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Considering one of our fantastic Access to Higher Education courses? We have put together just a few frequently asked questions that may help in your decision making. We are adding to this page all the time with more frequently asked questions but if you would like to get in touch regarding the another question, please email

We have a highly diverse range of mature students enrolling for Access programmes. From college leavers keen to retrain, to ex-military personnel, to parents who aspire to develop their skills and embark upon new careers, Access to Higher Education is a fantastic course to get you qualified and on a fast-track to university.

Anyone over nineteen years old can apply for the Access course. If you have completed your GCSEs, or Level 2 qualifications in English and Maths (or you

want to work towards these) then please get in touch with us to talk about your options.

You must be 19 or older on the first day of your course and meet the residency criteria. For more information on applying for student funding, please follow this link: Advanced Learner Loan: Overview – GOV.UK (

Alternatively, you can fund your study privately (from your own savings).

No, students can park in the Shepherd’s Spring Lane carpark. Please contact the college directly for queries about parking for students with limited mobility.

Each Access to HE programme is timetabled across three days with lessons in college between 09.10-15.30.

This later start and early finish enable those with children to do the nursery/school run or drop children off at early morning clubs before they start their sessions at college.

Study periods are timetabled in for all students to support their development. Access to HE students can expect homework to be set weekly by lecturers. This will comprise assignment work, wider reading and project research.

Please contact the college for more information.

Yes. Please contact our Admissions teams for more information about the funding available to Access students.

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No, we do not have a creche or nursery onsite at Andover. There are some excellent local nurseries, please contact the college for more information.

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  • Taking GCSEs – Study guides, practice websites
  • Getting ready to study units through O.U.
  • Preparatory reading

There is a wide range of support available through college to help you write your UCAS personal statement. From bespoke sessions in tutorials to 1.1s with the Careers department you will be supported all the way through the process.

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