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The Access to Higher Education Diploma is a qualification which prepares people without traditional qualifications for study at university. Access to HE courses are delivered by colleges in England and Wales, and are available in a range of different subjects, such as nursing, social studies, law, and art and design.

Is Access to HE right for me?

Find key information about Access to HE, to help you decide if it's right for you.

What is my ideal career?

Map out your future and find Access to HE courses linked to your career ambitions.

How do i find a course?

Use our search to discover approved Access to HE courses in your local area and beyond.

How do I apply?

When you've found a suitable course, contact the college directly for more information.

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The Access course totally changed my life. I’ve seen how the power of education can transform lives.
Nick Petford, Vice-Chancellor, University of Northampton
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Access to HE students are accepted at over 140 universities every year.