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What's it all about?

Access to HE Diplomas are Level 3 qualifications that prepare adults for university. If you don’t have the traditional entry requirements, Access to HE could provide a route to achieving your university dream!

Who are they for?

There is no age limit for Access to HE courses, however, you must be aged 19 or over. They are designed to prepare thosewithout traditional qualifications for higher education study. You might have been out of formal education for a while or left school with few qualifications.

Why study Access to HE at Sunderland College?

Our Access to HE courses are well established with a great reputation, and our enthusiastic and dedicated teaching staff can help you to achieve your best.

What will Access to HE offer me?

  • The entry requirements for higher education and university

  • A wide range of courses to suit your career ambitions

  • A rewarding opportunity to reach your full potential and career goals

  • A route to new, life-changing possibilities and access to more opportunities

  • A second chance at education

91.9% overall pass rate for Access to HE Diplomas

(*2017/18 - among those who applied via UCAS).

Why choose Sunderland College?

80% of our Access to HE students progressed to university.

*(2017/18 - among those who applied via UCAS).

You will receive one-to-one support with your UCAS application to prepare you to progress.

Our courses are flexible, so you can study either during the day or on an evening, plus our family friendly hours can fit around your commitments.

We have a dedicated higher education campus, so you will benefit from studying with others with the same challenges and ambitions.