Kickstart your route to higher education in 2022 with Access to HE diplomas and Pre-Access programmes! 

Access to HE course

Our Access to HE Education Diploma courses are designed to provide the underpinning knowledge and skills needed to progress to a degree or diploma course in higher education. They are truly life-changing as they enable adults who do not have the necessary level 3 qualifications (such as ‘A’ levels) required to enter higher education to acquire the Access to HE Diploma, which is equivalent in standard to these qualifications.

3 reasons to start an Access to HE course at the start of 2022

  • These courses provide a great deal of flexibility because they offer a variety of study options to fit around any other obligations you may have, such as a job or a family. You can complete an Access to HE Diploma in one year if you study full-time, in two or more years if you study part-time, or in two terms if you select a fast-track programme.
  • Access to HE courses are fully funded for learners aged 19+. Student Finance England will ‘write off’ any outstanding Advanced Learner Loan balances you owe for an Access to HE course once you complete a higher education course. This means you do not have to repay it.
  • An Access to HE diploma can help you to access the employment opportunities and university places currently available.

Examples of colleges offering OCN London Access to HE courses in 2022

1) London South East Colleges – Bexley and Greenwich campuses

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2) V Learning Net (distance learning)

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Pre Access programmes

Pre-Access programmes are Level 1 and Level 2 qualifications that support learner progression to Access to HE diplomas.

1) London South East Colleges – Bexley and Greenwich campuses

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2) Richmond and Hillcroft Adult and Community College (Hillcroft campus)

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