Record numbers of Access students are going to university – could you be next?


A record number of Access to HE learners made it into higher education in 2015, with an impressive 10% gaining entry to prestigious Russell Group universities.

According to a recent TES article, 25,480 students took an Access to Higher Education course and successfully entered higher education in 2014-15 – an increase of 10 percent from the previous year.

These encouraging statistics demonstrate how valuable Access courses are for people without qualifications, who want to enter undergraduate study.

Here at Fircroft College, we offer the hugely popular Access to Higher Education Diploma in Social Sciences and Humanities and have a pass rate of over 10% above the national average.

The course offers a diverse range of subjects including History, Literature, Sociology and Psychology and provides a firm foundation for university entrance in several subjects.

Here’s just a few of the benefits of studying the Access Diploma in Social Sciences and Humanities at Fircroft College:

  • Excellent one-to-one support including a progress coach
  • Modern teaching facilities, comprehensive ICT and a 24-hour library
  • College set in six acres of beautiful gardens
  • Residential and non-residential places available
  • Financial support and help with childcare available
  • Free meals and help with living costs

Every year, learners from all backgrounds, ethnicities and abilities study the Access Diploma in Social Sciences and Humanities and progress to university – including Russell Group institutions.

Sometimes, people can feel they are beyond help socially and in education terms. Nothing could be further from the truth when you read some of the inspiring stories from our past learners – many of whom came from very challenging backgrounds and went on to succeed at university and subsequent careers.

For more information on how the Access to Higher Education Diploma could change your life please click here.