Access to Higher Education

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The Access to Higher Education course involves a lot of theory and can give you the equivalent of three A-levels in just one year. It is an intensive learning course, with a lot of challenges as well as a lot of rewards, and will provide you with everything you need for your chosen university course.

Many mature students looking to take our access to higher education courses and gain a place at university can benefit from funding options, including a learning loan, helping you to reduce your costs. It’s a fantastic option for those who are looking to earn formal qualifications, change careers or get the most from the career path they are currently on.

Why choose Bournville College for Access to Higher Education courses?

Bournville College is one of the biggest Access to Higher Education centres in the UK; offering our students the ability to progress onto their chosen career path through Higher Education and university.

Most of our Access to Higher Education students are more mature and looking to gain the skills they need to progress to university. We not only help you to gain these skills, we also give you advice in applying for and gaining a place at university. At Bournville College getting you to university is our priority, and over 98% of our Access to Higher Education students progress onto a university course.

In order to ensure you are able to complete the course we will take the time to meet you and discuss your goals and qualifications to date. We have very close links with universities, especially in Birmingham and Warwick, and will help as many students as possible gain a place in their chosen location. Our students love the close and supportive environment of Bournville College, and each of our teachers is invested in ensuring our students have the ability to gain the career they want to.

Under new government rules, anyone aged 24 and over who starts a Level 3 or 4 course in England is eligible to apply for a 24+ Advanced Learning Loan. This is ideal for Access to Higher Education students, as it doesn’t need to be paid back if you then go on to successfully complete your chosen degree.

Progression routes for Access to Higher Education students

Our Access to Higher Education students go on to study for a number of different degrees at university, whether that’s at nearby institutions like Birmingham University or Warwick, or further afield. We take the time to understand your career and education goals and will provide the guidance and support you need to achieve them.

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