Access to Higher Education

Access to Higher Education

If you’ve been away from education for some time or didn’t quite achieve your College qualifications, an Access to Higher Education course 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 courses. 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.

If you are aged 19 or over, you may be eligible for an Advanced Learner Loan to pay for your Access course. You won’t have to pay anything up front and you also won’t need to pay anything back until you are earning a £21,000 salary. Contact us for more information.

Access to Higher Education (HE) course

Student Finance England will ‘write off’ any outstanding Advanced Learner Loan balances you owe for an Access to HE course once you complete a higher education course. This means you don’t have to repay it.  Please see the following website for further information. https://www.gov.uk/advanced-learner-loan

In order to apply for an Access to Higher Education course, you must attend an event at either Derby , Buxton or Leek Campuses .

For information regarding our Access courses please attend one of our access events or contact the Access Team on 01332 591080 or email

Available courses

Pre Access

  • Course type: Adults
  • Study Type: Part-time
  • Study Duration: 1 Year
  • Level: Level 2
  • Campus: Derby
  • Start date: September
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Business

  • Course type: Adults
  • Study Type: Full-time
  • Study Duration: 1 Year
  • Campus: Derby
  • Start date: September
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Social Science 1

  • Course type: Adults
  • Study Type: Full-time
  • Study Duration: 1 Year
  • Level: Level 3
  • Campus: Derby, Leek, Buxton
  • Start date: September
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Health Professions 2

  • Course type: Adults
  • Study Type: Full-time
  • Study Duration: 1 Year
  • Level: Level 3
  • Campus: Derby, Leek, Buxton
  • Start date: September
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Science 4

  • Course type: Adults
  • Study Type: Full-time
  • Study Duration: 1 Year
  • Level: Level 3
  • Campus: Derby
  • Start date: September
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Health Science 6

  • Course type: Adults
  • Study Type: Full-time
  • Study Duration: 1 Year
  • Level: Level 3
  • Campus: Derby
  • Start date: September
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Art & Design 7

  • Course type: Adults
  • Study Type: Full-time
  • Study Duration: 1 year
  • Level: Level 3
  • Campus: Leek
  • Start date: September
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Computing 8

  • Course type: Adults
  • Study Type: Full-time
  • Study Duration: 1 year
  • Level: Level 3
  • Campus: Derby
  • Start date: September
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Early Years Education 9

  • Course type: Adults
  • Study Type: Full-time
  • Study Duration: 1 year
  • Level: Level 3
  • Campus: Derby
  • Start date: September
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Law 10

  • Course type: Adults
  • Study Type: Full-time
  • Study Duration: 1 year
  • Level: Level 3
  • Campus: Derby
  • Start date: September
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Social Work 11

  • Course type: Adults
  • Study Type: Full-time
  • Study Duration: 1 year
  • Level: Level 3
  • Campus: Derby
  • Start date: September
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