Why study Access to Higher Education with us?

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The Access to Higher Education course will give you the theory equivalent to 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. 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
  • We help you to gain skills to progress to university and give you advice in applying for a place there
  • Over 98% of our Access to Higher Education students progress onto a university course
  • 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 your future career goals

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.

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.

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.

Study Hub

Start your studies early with course materials, learning resources and more.
Whether you want a taste of what your course has to offer, or you’re keen to start studying early, our Study Hub is a space for future students to download course materials and learning resources uploaded by your course tutors. Click here to visit our study hub.