Access to Higher Education (HE) Courses in Hertfordshire

Access courses are nationally recognised qualifications designed to bridge the gap between your existing education and what you need to enter Higher Education.  Our Diplomas are awarded by Gateway Qualifications. If you are aged 19 or over our Access courses will provide you with the skills, confidence and knowledge you need to progress onto a degree level course.

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Why do an Access to HE Course at Oaklands College

Our Access to HE courses will prepare you for entry to university. Our courses emphasise the development of learning skills necessary for success in Higher Education such as skills in academic writing, research and the ability to work independently. We had a 93% achievement rate on Access to HE programmes in 2018-19, with the majority of students achieving a place at their first choice university.

  • Teaching delivered by subject specialists
  • Pathways linked to both academic and vocational Higher Education
  • Individual support tutors
  • Help and support in making university applications
  • Sessions to develop learning skills for Higher Education

Before enrolling you should identify the university and course you wish to take. This may be career based for (e.g. nursing, midwifery etc.) or academic (e.g. a science, psychology, criminology etc.).  You should look at university prospectuses, in particular the admission requirements. You may find that you need to acquire GCSE or Functional Skills in maths and/or English. If you do not already hold these then we can help.

Find a course to suit you from the list below. If you get stuck, don’t worry, help is at hand just call us on 01727 737000 or email info@oaklands.ac.uk

Most students pay for this course through an Advanced Learner Loan https://www.gov.uk/advanced-learner-loan   If you complete your HE course you may not need to repay this. Other options are available.

In some cases you may not have to pay fees, for example if you have not completed a previous Level 3 course. Please contact us to discuss

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    MATHS & ENGLISH SKILLS - If you need to acquire GCSE or Functional Skills in maths and/or english, we can help.

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    DEDICATED TEAM - We have a dedicated Access to HE team who will help and support you.

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    93% ACHIEVEMENT RATE – on Access to HE programmes in 2018-19, with the majority of students achieving a place at their first choice university.

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    ACEDEMIC & VOCATIONAL – we offer pathways to both academic and vocational Higher Education.

Access to HE Webinar

Catch up with our recorded Virtual Open Day Webinar to find out more about studying an Access to HE course at Oaklands College.

Our Courses

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Studying at Oaklands is about finding out what you enjoy learning, with a huge range of courses including A Levels, BTECs and Apprenticeships our students are given a the opportunity to make their own academic choices, and thrive in a subject they enjoy.

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Over 64% of our students go on to find work placements in their chosen field of study

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