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Our Access to Higher Education Diplomas will prepare you for university study. These qualifications are ideal if you have been out of education for some time.

The qualifications allow you to access competitive degree programmes in Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work, Law and many more.

The range of Access to Higher Education Diplomas we offer enable you to enter both degree-level study at Blackburn College or courses delivered at any UK University.

An A-Level equivalent course - but in one year of study

You can study these qualifications in just one academic year. This is an A-Level Equivalent course that is well regarded by Universities. If you are aged 19 or above, these qualifications are ideal to get you ready for degree-level study.

Pay nothing upfront

If you are aged 19-23 years but already have a Level 3 qualification you can study these courses with no upfront fees by applying for an Advanced Learner Loan.

If you are aged 19-23 years but do not currently have a Level 3 qualification eg. A-Levels then you will be partially funded for these courses. (You will need to pay £100).

If you are aged 24 or over (irrespective of whether you currently have a Level 3 qualification or not) then you will be able to apply for an Advanced Learner Loan and have no upfront fees to pay.

Irrespective of your age, the loan will be written off when you progress directly and complete an eligible university course.

Apply now and we will invite you to an interview with a dedicated member of our course team.

  • Lancaster University.
  • University of South Wales.
  • University of Central Lancashire.
  • Advance HE.
  • University of the Arts London.
  • Disability Confident Employer.