Thinking About Returning To Education?

Whether you’re changing direction in your career or stepping back into education after family commitments, the Access to Higher Education Diploma is the perfect qualification to get you back on track. We understand that being out of education for a while can be daunting, but courses are designed to make the transition into higher education far more manageable. The courses can be demanding and will require time that is utilized studying outside of lessons, but if you have the determination to achieve your goals, we guarantee to help you get there.

Is An Access Course The Right Path For Me?

The Access to Higher Education Diploma is a qualification which is designed to prepare those without necessary qualifications to go on and study at University in their chosen field. The course will provide learners with the necessary skills and knowledge required to help them fast track to a degree by the time they complete their qualification. The Access course is not designed for learners who have recently studied A Levels, GCSE’s or similar programmes seeking an alternative route into Higher Education, with the majority of those who enrol being over 19 years old. Most Access courses can be completed in one year, however, you may be able to study part-time over two years, and several of our courses are offered as evening sessions. Check the individual course details throughout this guide for in-depth information on when the courses are delivered.

Whatever pathway you choose to study, you can look forward to working with high quality, motivated, trained and caring staff that will support you on your journey. We have state of the art classrooms and workshops and offer first class student support.

The Access to Higher Education Diploma is widely recognised by UK Universities, and many actively encourage applications from Access to HE Diploma students. Each year, around 20,000 Access to Higher Education Diploma students apply for a degree course at a UK University. Studying a wide range of subjects, including law, education, nursing and business.

An Access To Higher Education Diploma Be Your Stepping Stone To A Degree

An Access to Higher Education Diploma is designed for those who would like to study a Higher Education programme, but who left education without the necessary qualifications. The Diploma can offer you a FREE* flexible pathway to University study within a year**, in a supportive friendly environment which fits around your life.

You will study a range of units designed to develop academic skills for successful progression into independent study at Higher Education level.

You will learn:

• How to formulate and execute research strategies for assignments
• Effective note-taking methods
• How to structure and write academically
• The Harvard System of Referencing
• The correct usage of grammar and punctuation
• Revision techniques
• Presentation skills

There will also be the opportunity get support with writing your personal statement and UCAS application.

*Aged 19 and over, you can access a loan to cover the cost of your course.The Advanced Learner Loan will not be repayable if you go on to Universityto complete your degree.

**Most Access to Higher Education Diplomas are one year long.

A Guarantee from Teesside University:  If you successfully complete an Access to Higher Education Diploma at Middlesbrough College, we guarantee you a place on a degree programme. You must also achieve all programme-specific requirements (for example, a specific grade in Maths). This guarantee does not apply to Department of Health funded programmes.

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