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Whatever your background and however complicated your life may be, there’s always a way back into education. Whether you want to retrain for a new a career or just get the degree you promised yourself. Access makes it possible, with flexible courses and all the support you need.

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You can do so much more

It’s never too late to change things. Even if you have not studied for years, or left school without many qualifications, you can still get going on a new course.

We provide all the support to help you restart studying – and you’ll feel at home too as many other people on our courses are just like you.

Our Access to Education courses are the perfect way to discover what’s possible. The course will help you rebuild confidence before embarking on more demanding study, and also help you adapt the rest of your life around the time needed for study.

A door opener to a degree, or anything

Many people use the course as a way back into degree study, but it’s not the only option. We offer access to higher education diplomas designed for different industries, each with its own specific study areas. You can choose from business, counselling, humanities and social sciences, nursing, teaching or science. Each course last one year, part time.

Designed to make life-changing easier

We pride ourselves in offering a unique, friendly and supportive learning environment. With smaller class sizes and higher than average ratio of lecturers to students, we’re able to make the learning experience highly individual to you.

What people say

“The college helped me find a new direction and gave me the backing – it has completely changed my life.”

Belinda Whiteman, Access to Education course

“Fitting study around a busy life isn’t without its challenges, but the help and support on offer makes it possible.”

Dave Harvey, BA (Hons) Degree in Counselling

“The personal support you get from tutors is amazing.”

Liz Honeywood, BA (Hons) Degree in Business Management