York College

Access to HE Diploma at York College

Are you returning to learning after a break or trying to change your career path?

Are you over 19 and have few formal qualifications, but wish to go onto Higher Education?

Only want to spend a year getting the qualifications needed to progress?

An Access to HE Diploma could be the course you're looking for and we have nine different pathways

Access to Higher Education Diplomas are available in:

Allied Healthcare Professions
Art, Design and Media
Business
Computing
Education Professions
Humanities
Nursing and Midwifery
Science
Social Science

York College had over 220 Access to HE Diploma students in last year, including over 40 international students. The pathways cover a range of vocational areas from Healthcare and Nursing, to Science and Humanities. A new pathway to careers in Creative Media started within our existing Art and Design pathway in September 2014. The courses are all studied for around 15 hours a week over 32 weeks and involve a range of activities relevant to the pathway being studied.

The College's learning facilities are among the finest in the region. Facilities include workshops, art studios, a spa centre and other services not available to other providers of Access to HE courses in the local area. Being a student provides you with access to our Learning Centre and the opportunity to get a student card which will allow discounts from a wide range of outlets.

We have great pass rates and achievements: Last year 80 per cent of our Access to HE students achieved their Diploma compared with 66 per cent nationally, with 81 per cent progressing onto Higher Education. This level of achievement places York College in the top 10 per cent of Colleges for Access provision. In addition, the we have a track record of working with outstanding adult learners. In fact, one of our students has been successful, either nationally or locally, in gaining Awards during Adult Learner’s Week in every year since 2011.

Entry requirements for our Access programmes are as below:

Pathway

Entry Requirements

Nursing and Midwifery

Allied Health Professions

GCSE grade C or above in English Language, Maths and Science

Humanities

Level 2 Literacy qualification

Social Science

Business

Computing

Level 2 qualifications in Maths and Literacy

Education Professions

Usually GCSE grade C or above in English Language, Maths and Science

Science 

Level 2 qualifications in Maths and Literacy

Art, Design and Media

Level 2 qualifications in Maths and Literacy