Access to HE gives you the qualifications to get to uni

Sep 5

If you have the ambition to go to university but lack the qualifications to get you there, or have taken a break in education, the Access to Higher Education course is a fantastic solution as the course provides a qualification equivalent to A-levels and prepares you for studying a degree.

Every year, University Centre Peterborough have students who have successfully gained a first class honours degree after completing an Access to HE qualification beforehand as the course focusses on preparing students before embarking on a higher education course.

The Access to Higher Education course is available at Peterborough Regional College and specifically designed for motivated individuals aged 19 and over who wish to progress in their career, go on to study at degree level or simply extend their knowledge after being out of formal education for some time.

Students will learn in a motivated, collaborative and hardworking environment with experienced lecturers who provide fantastic support and guidance throughout the year one course.

There are four different Access to HE routes at Peterborough Regional College which you can choose from:

  • Access to HE Humanities and Social Science
  • Access to HE Science
  • Access to HE Computing with Business
  • Access to HE Professional Social Care
Progression to University Centre Peterborough

If you wish to progress to university to study an undergraduate degree, we have illustrated which Access to HE courses can lead to degrees available at University Centre Peterborough.

Access to HE Humanities and Social Science can progress to:

  • BA (Hons) Archaeology and Landscape History
  • BA (Hons) Criminology
  • BA (Hons) English Literature
  • BA (Hons) Media Studies
  • BA (Hons) Multimedia Journalism
  • BA (Hons) Performing Arts
  • BA (Hons) Psychosocial Studies
  • FdA Public Service
  • BA (Hons) Sociology

Access to HE Science can progress to:

  • FdSc Bioscience
  • BSc (Hons) Bioscience
  • FdSc Crime and Investigative Studies
  • BSc (Hons) Crime and Investigative Studies
  • BSc (Hons) Sports Coaching and Physical Education

Access to HE Computing with Business can progress to:

  • BSc (Hons) Accounting and Finance
  • BSc (Hons) Business Management
  • FdSc Computing and Information Systems
  • BSc (Hons) Computing and Information Systems
  • BA (Hons) Multimedia Journalism

Access to HE Professional Social Care can progress to:

  • FdA Early Years, Playwork and Education
  • BA (Hons) Psychosocial Studies
  • BA (Hons) Sociology
Entry requirements

You must be aged 19 or over and have GCSEs English, Mathematics at grade C or above. For Access to HE Science, a GCSE in Science at grade C or above is also required.  If English is not your first language you will require IELTS score of 6.5 or an equivalent English Language qualification.

Duration and delivery

1 year full-time (16 hours over 3 days a week for 38 weeks in a year)

UK/EU tuition fees

If you progress to University Centre Peterborough after completing the Access to HE course and successfully complete an undergraduate degree, the tuition fees for the Access to HE will be waived.

Further information about the Access to HE course is available by contacting Peterborough Regional College on 0345 872 8722.

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