Access to Higher Education at City College Norwich
Develop your confidence and get to where you want to be with an Access to Higher Education course.
Access to Higher Education courses are an ideal starting point. They can help you develop the skills and qualifications to progress to studying for a degree and your future career. Access courses are a flexible alternative to A Levels and are a recognised qualification for progression to degree courses.
What Access to Higher Education courses can I study?
- Art and Design
- Business Management
- Humanities and Social Sciences
- Science for Health Practitioners
All courses have been designed with employers and progression in mind. Many have been developed to ensure you learn skills required to work in the New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership’s 10 priority sectors. This means that you will be provided with the skills and qualifications needed to progress to further study and gain employment in growing industries.
Am I eligible to study an Access to Higher Education course?
To study an Access to Higher Education course you need to meet the following criteria:
- Aged 19+
- Have a Grade C (Grade 4) or above in GCSE English and Maths. We are not able to accept Adult Numeracy, Adult Literacy, Key Skills or Functional Skills in lieu of GCSEs.
Selection is by interview to discuss your suitability for the course and whether the course is right for you.
Financial support, loans and bursaries for Access to Higher Education
We offer flexible payment plans to help you spread the cost of fees. You can apply for an Advanced Learner Loan and bursaries are available to support childcare and travel costs.
Access to Higher Education courses are widely recognised by universities
Access to Higher Education courses are widely recognised by UK universities and colleges, including City College Norwich.
If you are planning to go on to study a degree at a specific university, you should contact them. You should check that the Access to Higher Education Diploma you have chosen is in a relevant subject area and is recognised by the university or college.
Access to Higher Education for International and ESOL students
Applications from international students and those whose first language is not English are welcome.
We require evidence of proficiency in English (including writing, speaking, listening and reading). The required minimum entry requirement is:
- IELTS (SELT): 6.0 overall (minimum 5.5 in all components); or
- GCSE English and GCSE Mathematics, both at either GCSE Grade C and above or Grade 5.