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If you are aged 19+ and want to go to university but don't have the right qualifications or grades, Access to Higher Education (HE) is for you. Our courses offer progression to degree-level study at our University Centre, other universities, and into employment.

At Bradford College we offer a diverse range of 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 grades from previous education. There’s no age limit to study Access to HE and it typically takes one year to finish your course, when you will achieve a Level 3 qualification.

During your time with us, your learning won’t be limited to the classroom. You’ll have the opportunity to go on course-related trips and visits and you will 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 around applying for university via 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



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 433 333.

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.