Access to Higher Education
You can take our Access to Higher Education Diploma which will give you a recognised qualification to get into university.
If you feel you need a smaller step to get back into education we offer an adult literacy course called Rising Skills and a pre-Access course entitled Pre Access.
What will I study?
You'll be asked to choose three subjects plus Study Skills.
What you choose will depend on what degree you want to do after you've finished the course. Our tutors will be able to help you make the right choice.
When will I study?
The course runs for 33 weeks from September to June and follows school terms. Classes start at 10am, for Access students there are some classes available in the evening.
What are the entry requirements for these courses?
You will need to be over 19 years of age and have some life experience. Entry to Access to HE Diploma will be considered on an individual basis. You will also need to demonstrate a commitment and ability to study, and take a literacy test before we can offer you a place.
If you want to apply for our courses, you'll need to attend an Information Event, you'll be able to find out everything about the courses, find out about fees and finance, get careers advice and sit your literacy test.
Please contact to book onto an Information Event at Derby, or to register your interest for Buxton & Leek, please use the links below:
- Access to Higher Education: Teaching
- Maths & English GCSEs & Functional Skills
- Pre Access and GCSE Programme
- Access to Higher Education: Business & Computing
- Access to Higher Education: Health Professions
- Access to Higher Education: Humanities
- Access to Higher Education: Science
- Access to Higher Education: Social Science