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Access to Higher Education

Our Access to Higher Education courses are specifically designed to give you the foundation skills and knowledge to go on and study a degree. The diploma provides an intensive programme covering study skills and knowledge required for chosen career paths. You will leave college with a qualification recognised by universities.

Successful students have gone on to study, dental hygiene, primary school teaching, paramedical science, midwifery and mental health nursing. The course can also open doors to areas of study such as veterinary medicine, history, criminology and law.


Advanced Learner Loans are available to students aged 19 and over taking an Access to Higher education course. The loan covers tuition fees and is paid back once the course is completed and you’re earning more than £26,568 a year, so there is no upfront cost. Plus, if you go on to complete a full degree, your loan for the Access course will be written off.

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Access to Higher Education - Nursing

I don't think there is another college out there that will give you the same experience and opportunities like Andover College.