Access to Higher Education
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Access to Higher Education

Fast Track your way to university

Access to Higher Education Diplomas are for adults aged 19+ who would like to study at degree level, but who do not yet have the formal qualifications needed.

Over the course of a year, our ‘fast-track’ Access to Higher Education Level 3 programme will prepare you for study at university. You will develop your English, maths and ICT skills alongside your chosen pathway. You will learn how to research, reference, apply for university and find out about student finance.


Our pathways include Art & Design, Business Management, Health Professionals, Music Technology and Social Science.

Each year a high number of our successful Access students go to universities, including the University of Wolverhampton, Birmingham City University, Coventry University, Worcester University, Newman University and Keele University.

Course fees information

For more information about course fees, book an appointment with an adviser in Student Services or visit the Courses Level 3 and above page to find out about Advanced Learner Loans.

Not ready for Level 3?

If you aren’t yet ready for Level 3, our Pre-Access course will get you started in a range of subjects including Health and Social Combined, Administration, Business and Law and the Creative Industries. You’ll also get the opportunity to improve your English, maths, ICT and study skills - essential if you want to go on to higher level study or into employment.

Contact us on 01902 558180 or fill in the form below to find out which courses are currently available in Wolverhampton.

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