The Access to Higher Education Diploma provides an affordable, alternative route to university for people without formal qualifications.
Many would-be students think that the only way into university is via A-Levels, or vocational equivalents such as BTEC and NVQ.
Other people rule out university because they think they lack the academic ability, social skills or may feel they’re too old.
The Access to Higher Education Diploma banishes these myths, enabling people of all ages and backgrounds to study a nationally recognised pre-university qualification.
Each year at Fircroft, the access course brings together a wonderfully diverse group of people from across the UK. Every student has a unique story to tell, from those who’ve overcome personal challenges to older people who want to keep learning throughout retirement.
Studying the access diploma costs less than you may think, as there’s generally more financial assistance available than traditional pre-university qualifications.
Tuition fees are free if you’re aged between 19 and 23 and don’t have a full BTEC or NVQ Level 3 qualification. You may also be eligible for a living allowance, childcare provision and travel costs.
Other financial benefits include:
– All students receive help with living costs regardless of age.
– Residential students receive free meals and an additional living allowance.
– Non-residential students receive a free lunch and help towards childcare costs.
For full details of financial assistance available, please take a look at the Fircroft website.
Apart from a fulfilling learning experience, all students enjoy a varied range of social, leisure and sporting activities at Fircroft. These extra-curricular activities complement the learning experience, by helping students to unwind, get to know each other and reflect on the day’s study.
At the end of the Access course, you’ll have earned a qualification recognised by all UK universities, including the prestigious ‘red-brick’ institutions.
In less than 9 months, the Access to Higher Education Diploma can transform your education and career prospects by preparing you for undergraduate study and beyond.
To learn more about how our Access to Higher Education Diploma can help you gain a university place, please contact one of our friendly team on 0121 472 0116 or visit the access section of our website.