Access to Higher Education

Access to HE: Health & Social Care

Check out the available courses at the bottom of this page!

If you’ve been away from education for some time or didn’t quite achieve your College qualifications, an Access to Higher Education programme will give you the confidence and skills to take that next step to start a degree or equivalent University level course.

Buxton & Leek College is proud to be part of the University of Derby, which is particularly beneficial for our Access to Higher Education programmes. You can study an Access to Higher Education Diploma at the University of Derby Kedleston Road Campus in Derby, as well as our College campuses in Buxton and Leek. We have also launched online pathways. These programmes are between 2 and 3 days a week taught-time, with additional personal study time required.

If you would like to know what funding, bursaries or loans may be available to you whilst on your access course please click here

If you are aged 19 or over you may be eligible for an Advanced Learner Loan to pay for your Access programme. You won’t have to pay anything up front and you also won’t need to pay anything back until you are earning a £27,250 salary. Student Finance England will ‘write off’ any outstanding Advanced Learner Loan balances you owe for an Access to HE programme once you complete a higher education course. This means you don’t have to repay it.  Please see the following website https://www.gov.uk/advanced-learner-loan or email our Student Money and Rights Adviser: Studentmoneyadviceblc@derby.ac.uk who will be happy to answer any queries you have.

Available courses

Access to HE: Health Professions (Derby)

  • Course type: Adults
  • Study Type: Full-time
  • Study Duration: 36 weeks
  • Level: Level 3
  • Campus: Derby
  • Start date: January
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Access to HE: Health Science

  • Course type: Adults
  • Study Type: Full-time
  • Study Duration: 36 weeks
  • Level: Level 3
  • Campus: Derby
  • Start date: September
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Access to HE: Science

  • Course type: Adults
  • Study Type: Full-time
  • Study Duration: 36 weeks
  • Level: Level 3
  • Campus: Derby
  • Start date: September
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Access to HE: Social Work

  • Course type: Adults
  • Study Type: Full-time
  • Study Duration: 36 weeks
  • Level: Level 3
  • Campus: Derby
  • Start date: September
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