Part Time

If you are an adult looking to get back into education but don’t have the right qualifications and want to progress to university, our Access to HE course is for you!

Working in the care sector, you will develop skills in caring for others including working with older people, supporting those with mental health issues, rehabilitation and healthy living.

On this course, you can choose between the Social Sciences or Health & Social Care pathway, depending on the career path you are interested in.

Our Access to Higher Education course is delivered online, offering flexibility to study around other commitments.


“The Access Course has enriched me with personal development and academic skills, as well as skills such as time management, organisation, and creativity. All this has increased my confidence and determination to go on to university. I am highly grateful to the College and its tutors in helping me reach towards my potential in academic studies. I definitely made the right choice to study at Shipley College, and would recommend it to others.”

- Ifraz, Access to Higher Education

Study Type Part Time
Venue Shipley College
Duration 31 Weeks
Level Other
Start Date 11-Sep-2023

Access to HE - Art and Design

"The Access to HE Art & Design course is designed to help students develop a portfolio of art, media, and design-related work for entry to Higher Education. Throughout the academic year, you will be taught…

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Study Type Part Time
Venue Shipley College Online
Duration 1 Year
Level Level 3
Start Date 04-Sep-2023

Access to Higher Education - Health & Social Care

Our Access course is designed for adults who don’t currently have the necessary academic qualifications for entry into university. Lessons are delivered online by tutors & days are timetabled together…

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Entry requirements: You need to be aged 19+, have English & maths GCSE at a grade 4 (C) or above, or Functional Skills Level 2 Literacy & Numeracy and good IT skills. This course is a fast-paced course, requiring determination & excellent attendance to enable you to succeed in achieving your goal. Your ability to access these online lessons via the internet and a suitable device of your choice will be checked during the enrolment process.
Course attendance: 2 full days per week from 9.30am - 4pm & you should be able to commit to additional study. You will complete your UCAS application by October 2022 as part of the course, therefore it is essential you know which university courses you want to apply to. You will choose a pathway dependent on your future career aspiration and university course choice.
If you are 19-23 and studying your first Level 3 course, you may be eligible for full funding. If you are not eligible and are aged 19+ you can apply for an Advanced Learner Loan; information required to do this will be given to you when you enrol. You may be able to get financial support from the Learner Support Fund for help with course materials, equipment, travel costs and childcare costs. To check eligibility, speak to the Student Services team on 01274 327281.

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