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Get on your way to a degree… for free*!

Your dream of going to university can become a reality even if you don’t currently have the right qualifications to get there. Instead, you can reach your goal in less than 12 months through studying Access.

These one-year part-time courses are perfect for over 19s who have been out of education but still aspire towards Higher Education. The qualification can completely transform your life – opening up amazing new education and career opportunities. 

Access is a quick and effective way to get to where you want to be. Whether you’re unemployed, feeling unhappy in your current role or simply can’t break into a new career without a degree, then this route is for you.

There are both Level 2 and Level 3 options depending on your current qualifications. In some cases it can be beneficial to first complete the Level 2 route before progressing to the Level 3. However, others will be able to start immediately on the Level 3.

There are eight ‘pathways’ on the Level 3 programme tailored to different career/ Higher Education areas. These are:

  • Art & Design
  • Business, Law and Management
  • Catering & IT
  • Health and Caring Professions
  • Health Sciences
  • Humanities
  • Law and Criminology
  • Public Services and Allied Professions

Whatever your age and no matter how long you’ve been out of education, there’s so much to gain from studying Access.

It’s your opportunity to pave your path into the career that you’ve always deserved – and together we’ll make sure you get there!

Higher Education, Middleton

*Student Finance England will write off any outstanding debt owed for an Advanced Learner Loan once a student has completed a Higher Education course. This is only applicable for learners who receive funding for an Advanced Learner Loan for Access to HE.

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September 2024
Middleton Campus
Rochdale Road, Middleton
Manchester, M24 6XH
0161 643 7560
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St. Mary’s Gate
Rochdale, OL12 6RY
01706 345 346