Never heard of the Access to HE Diploma? It’s a Level 4 HND qualification specifically designed to help students who don’t have traditional qualifications like A Levels or Scottish Highers to get into university or other higher education.
The course takes about a year to complete, and then you’re ready to apply for UCAS and go straight into Degree-level courses.
Subject areas include:
…so, pretty much everything.
Just like standard degrees, you can apply for a full tuition loan to cover the price of your studies, and possibly even a maintenance loan for living costs. The best part? It won’t need to be repayed until you’re earning over £25,000.
The diploma can be a great stepping-stone into university, whether you’ve had a break from education and want some extra support before heading into uni or whether you didn’t get the grades you wanted or dropped out before you finished.
The Access to HE Diploma has some pretty impressive stats, too:
Sounds like this might be right for you? Head to the Access to HE Diploma site for more information on the options available, the certified course providers, a database of courses running, funding information and a huge list of FAQs.
LUCY HARDING is the Editorial manager for Push. She is an English Literature grad and an MA Publishing student at UCL. She is passionate about international relations and cultural diversity, having worked closely with her university’s Erasmus society to support European students. She also spent a year abroad studying at California State University: Long Beach
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