A different way into university

If you are aged 19+ but don't have the right qualifications or grades for university, Access to Higher Education (HE) is perfect for you. Our courses let you move on to degree-level study at Bradford College, other universities, or into employment.  

Why study Access to HE? Access HE student stat

Our varied Access to HE courses to get you on the right path for your dream career. The Access to HE Diploma will enable you to progress to study at degree level regardless of your previous grades. There’s no age limit to study Access to HE and it typically takes one year to finish your course, and achieve a Level 3 qualification.

Your learning won’t be limited to the classroom. You’ll have the opportunity to go on course-related trips and visits and experience lectures from professionals in your chosen career sector.

To prepare you in applying for Higher Education, you’ll have access to tutorial sessions and workshops about applying for university via the University and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS).


I love my course at College. The tutors provide the best teaching I've ever had.

Access to Humanities student, Student Experience Survey, mid-course, 2018


A wide range of courses

We offer Access to Higher Education courses across a range of subjects:

There’s also the option to study online for some courses.

How to apply

Fill out our online application form.

If you’d like to speak to someone, call us on 01274 088088.

Student experiences

Watch Esther Silva talk about her experience of studying an Access to Humanities and Social Sciences course. She went on to get a degree from the University of Cambridge and achieve a placement on the NHS Graduate Management Training Scheme.