Welcome to Access to Higher Education

Welcome to Access to Higher Education at Prior Pursglove College. Here, you will find all the information you need to know about our Access to Higher Education provision and more importantly which diploma you should study.

We have been offering Access to Higher Education Diplomas at Prior Pursglove College since 2016 and have seen some tremendous achievements from our learners during this time.  With 100% of all learners that complete the course being offered a place at university.

Access to Higher Education Diplomas are one of the most popular entry routes into university for mature students.  An Access to Higher Education diploma will provide you with all of the skills you need to not only gain entry to University but to successfully complete your degree.

University applications are made via external agency UCAS.  While the thought of your UCAS application may seem a daunting task, there is no need to worry about this if you choose to study at Prior Pursglove. We have a dedicated tutor that is on hand to assist and advise on the whole UCAS application process and a number of online UCAS application resources available via our VLE.  By adhering to proving you with one point of contact for all of your UCAS needs you can rest assured that will receive the consistency you need to submit the best application.

Each 60 credit diploma is complied of 45 graded and 15 ungraded credits.  This will teach you research and study skills, ICT of Access, Harvard Referencing and much more.

Different degree programmes require different Access to Higher Education Diplomas.  Here at Prior Pursglove College we offer both Access to Higher Education diplomas in  Health and Humanities and Social Science. Both can lead you on to very different career paths, so it is imperative to understand what Access for Higher Education can do for you.

The Access to Higher Education section of our website is designed to provide you with as much information as possible, from ‘Which Access to Higher Education Diploma should I study?’ to ‘How is my course funded?’; you will also find useful links to our awarding bodies website and local universities.  If you do not find what you are looking for or have any further questions with regards to Access to Higher Education please contact Samantha Prosser Tel: 01287 280800 or email: s.prosser@pursglove.ac.uk

Further Information

  • Which Access to Higher Education Diploma should I study?

    To determine which Access to Higher Education Diploma you should study, it is important to identify ‘where you want to go’ and what you want to study at University. By clicking on the career or area of study you wish to progress to at University, you can identify which Access to Higher Education Diploma you […]

  • Funding

    Funding your studies can seem costly, but with Access to Higher Education there is no need to worry.  Your course might be FREE!  While all level 3 diplomas are funded via Advanced Learner Loans, an Access to Higher Education diploma might have no financial implication at all. This is due to the fact that once […]

  • Access to Higher Education – Humanities and Social Science

    Access to Higher Education Diploma – Humanities and Social Science is a level 3 QAA approved qualification. All Access to Higher Education Diplomas are design specifically to progress you into studying at University. An Access to Higher Education diploma will teach you vital research and study skills including Harvard referencing, ICT for Access, how to […]

  • Access to Higher Education – Health

    Access to Higher Education Diploma – Health is a level 3 QAA approved qualification. All Access to Higher Education Diplomas are design specifically to progress you into studying at University. An Access to Higher Education diploma will teach you vital research and study skills including Harvard referencing, ICT for Access, how to deliver a successful […]

  • Entry Requirements

    While there are no formal entry requirements for enrolling on Access to Higher Education diplomas, learners should be able to demonstrate that they are able to work at level 3 and have relevant qualifications in English and Mathematics. These include: GCSE Mathematics and English at 4 or C and Above Functional Skills Mathematics and English […]