“The Access course gave me a new start, bringing new opportunities."
- Access to Higher Education Diploma: Art and Design
Access your degree or higher-level qualification with us and find your way to a prosperous career. The Access to Higher Education (HE) diploma is designed for people who do not have “traditional” qualifications, such as A levels, and for those who have been out of education for some time. If you want to go to university, but feel you might lack the entry qualifications, or you are worried that you might not be able to cope with the demands of degree-level study, then an Access course can help. Our pathways cover a range of vocational areas from Healthcare and Nursing, to Science and Humanities. These courses are all studied for around 14 hours a week over 32 weeks and involve a range of activities relevant to the pathway being studied.
Last year 81% of York College Access students progressed onto Higher Education, a statistic well above national average. The Access to Higher Education Diploma is validated and accredited through the National Awarding Body Certa, which is an Access validating agency, licensed and regulated by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education.
York College Access courses are validated by CERTA.
Access to Higher Education Diplomas are available in:
York College's Access and Participation statement is also available for those who would like to view it.