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Course details

Study options

Full-time: 36 weeks

Course level


Start date



Derby Campus

Course description

If you successfully complete this course, you'll gain a nationally recognised Access to Higher Education Diploma. The course consists of Study Skills and two or three main subjects. The subjects you choose will depend on which degree you plan to go on to. Our courses are ran by the University of Derby.

To book your place at our next Access Information Event, click below

What you will study

GCSE Maths and English Language (Grade A-C/ 9-4) required.

Please note that our modules are subject to change - we review the content of our courses regularly, making changes where necessary to improve your experience and graduate prospects.

Entry requirements

Typical entry requirements

RequirementWhat we're looking for
Entry requirements
  • You will need to be over 19 years of age
  •  You will need GCSE A-C (9-4) English language and Maths
Relevant subjectsN/A

Fees and funding

£3,000-£4,000 depending on the diploma. If you are aged between 19-23, you may be exempt from course fees. For all other students you may be eligible to apply for the 19+ Advanced Learner Loan. Upon completion of your Access course and undergraduate degree, your Advanced Learner loan will be written off.

How to apply

If you're interested in this course you'll need to attend an Information Event.

At the event, you’ll be able to find out everything about the course, find out about fees and finance and get careers advice.

Contact us

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Additional information about your studies

Please note: Our courses are refreshed and updated on a regular basis. If you are thinking about transferring onto this course (into the second year for example), you should contact the programme leader for the relevant course information as modules may vary from those shown on this page.