Are you looking for a fast-track route into Higher Education? At Redcar & Cleveland College, no formal entry qualifications are required.

Our Access to Higher Education Diplomas, awarded by AIM, are a Level 3 qualification, that prepare you for studying at degree level. If you do not have the traditional qualifications for entry into education, this course is the chance to develop your skills and knowledge in preparation for the demands of higher education.

These courses are part-time and can be completed in one year. There are no formal entry requirements and no upper age limit.

We offer Access to Higher Education courses in:

  • Access to Higher Education Diploma in Counselling
  • Access to Higher Education Diploma in Health
  • Access to Higher Education Diploma in Humanities & Social Sciences

We also offer Pre-Access courses, which are an excellent stepping stone if you are wanting to enter the Access to Higher Education route into university. These courses help develop your study skills and refresh your core skills, including English and Maths.

You can study higher education for free... if you successfully complete an Access to Higher Education course and then progress on to a higher education degree and complete the qualification, you won't have to pay back your Advanced Learner Loan.

"Studying this course has made an incredible difference, not just to my education but in my day-to-day life too."

Lacey, Access to HE Diploma in Health
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