Access to Higher Education

A foundation qualification to allow you access to Higher Education aimed at students aged 19 years and over.

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Our Access to Higher Education (HE) courses are university recognised full Level 3 qualifications which will help develop your skills and abilities so you can progress on to a HE course, even if you left school without a technical qualification or A-Levels.

If you progress to Higher Education after taking out a loan for an Access to HE diploma course, your Advanced Learner Loan balance will be written off, on completion of your HE course.

Scroll down to see the Access to HE courses that are offered at UCR.

What our students say

“My course is giving me lots of experience of working in a gym which is helping me achieve my ambition of becoming a PT. The tutors are really helpful, and I know I always have someone to talk to if I am unsure or worried about anything.”

Tia Laycock
Tia Laycock Foundation Degree (FdSc) in sports science