Both of our 9-month Access to Higher Education Diploma courses begin on 19th October. We also have a range of shorter courses that will be solely available to students enrolled onto either one of our access courses. Please note dates may be subject to change according to government guidelines at the time.

Please note that these are residential courses with a limited amount of non residential places available.  Students will be required to attend the college campus on certain days every week.

Access to Higher Education Diploma (Social Science and Humanities)

Starting 19th October 2020 

Level 3 

The Access to Higher Education Diploma (Social Science and Humanities) is widely recognised by universities in the UK and is awarded by the Open College Network (OCN) West Midlands.  We are proud to say that we have an average 100% success rate. This level 3 course will prepare students for study at university and is especially appropriate for those who may have not had a good experience with education previously.

This Diploma is ideal for people aspiring to work in the following occupations:

  • Youth work
  • Journalism
  • Teaching
  • Social work
  • Counselling
  • Historian/curatorship

Find out more and apply


Access to Higher Education Diploma (Social Science and Health) 

Starting 19th October 2020

Level 3

The Access to Higher Education Diploma (Social Science and Health) is highly credited by universities in the UK it is perfect for people who wish to enter health/nursing related qualifications or social science courses such as psychology.

This Diploma is ideal for people aspiring to work in the following occupations:

  • Nursing (Paediatric and Adult)
  • Midwifery
  • Mental Health Nursing
  • Counselling
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Criminology

Find out more and apply

Fees for both Diplomas:

Fully funded residential places are available at the college together with a bursary to support the student's learning.

If students are unable to be a resident at the college there are some non-residential places on offer and a bursary and travel support is available. 

(subject to eligibility/terms & conditions)

 To find out more about the Diplomas and fees contact the Admissions team: [email protected] or tel: 0121 472 0116


IT Skills -  Access to HE Students Only 

Level 1 

Dates and Times

7th September 2020 - 9:00 am - 4:20pm 

11th September 2020 - 9:00 am - 4:20pm 

13th October 2020 - 9:00 - 4:40 PM 

This is a one-day non-residential IT course which will be taking place at the college with 6 hours of tutor delivery.

Find out more and apply


Skills Bridging - Access to HE Students Only

Level 1 

Dates and Times

16th September - 23rd September - 9:30 AM  - 5:40 PM 

Wednesdays 9.30- AM - 5.40 PM 

5th October - 12th October 

Mondays 9.30 AM - 5.40 PM  

This is a 2-week non-residential blended course that will take place both online and at the college. Week 1 will take place at the college and week 2 will be online. 

Total tutor delivery time - 12 hours.

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Functional Skills English - Access to HE Students Only 

Level 2

Date and Times 

17th September - 2nd October - 10:00am - 4:20pm 

This is a 3-week non-residential English course taking place at the college every Thursday and Friday. This course is accredited by City and Guilds.

Total tutor delivery time - 30 hours 

Find out more and apply


Functional Skills Maths - Access to HE Students Only

Level 1 

Date and Times 

14th September - 29th September 

Monday & Tuesday 10:00 AM - 4.20 PM 

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5th October - 20th October -

Monday & Tuesday 10:00 AM - 4.20 PM 

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This is a 3-week online course accredited by City and Guilds taking place every Monday and Tuesday. To complete the Level 2 course you must have already achieved a Level 1 

Total tutor delivery time -  30 Hours 


Access to HE Diploma Brochure

If you would like to speak to someone about the Access to HE Diplomas please telephone 0121 472 0116 between 9.00 am and 5.00 pm Monday - Friday.