Access to Higher Education Diplomas are designed for people who would like to study at a degree level but currently do not have the necessary qualifications to apply but who do have life experience and a willingness to learn.Access to HE diplomas are intensive courses offered over a single year on a part-time basis as an alternative way to university for people who have not had the opportunity to achieve the entry requirements necessary during their earlier education.You will be required to complete an IAG unit “Preparing for Success” and then will be fully enrolled on to the course. The course has 19 units, which are:Academic Writing SkillsPreparing a Written AssignmentHealth and WellbeingCell BiologyThe History of the NHSHuman Reproduction, Growth and DevelopmentThe Roles and Responsibilities of the Registered MidwifeHuman Nutrition and DigestionIntroduction to PsychologyThe Human Muscular and Skeletal SystemSocial Factors in Health and Social CareThe Human Endocrine and Nervous SystemMental Health and IllnessCell MetabolismUnderstanding PovertyCell Division and HeredityHuman ImmunityEquality and Diversity in Health CareHuman Disease and Prevention

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School Leavers under the age of 19 do not have to pay fees on any full time courses, though may have to pay for their second year if turning 19 during their studies.

If you’re aged 19 or over you might qualify for an Advanced Learner Loan. It’s easy to apply for and you won’t have to pay anything back until you’re earning over £25,000. Find more information on Advanced Learner Loans on our website.

If you are studying a part-time course and you receive one of the following benefits, or you depend financially on someone who does, you may be entitled to have your tuition fees waived:

  • Universal Credit
  • Income Support

You will, however, have to pay any awarding body/assessment fees (unless you are on a first full level 2 course).

* If you are in receipt of Working Tax Credit or receive other allowances, you may be eligible to claim concessionary rates. If you are entitled to a fee concession you will be asked to provide proof of your entitlement.

It is essential that you inform us if your entitlement changes at any time during your course.

For any questions about fees, remissions and entitlements, please contact our helpful Careers Team on 01329 815 200.