Access to Higher Education
This course has been designed to give mature students the skills and knowledge necessary to progress to a range of higher education courses. It is recognised throughout the country as an entry qualification for degrees and many professional courses. During the past few years our Access students have progressed to over 40 degree programmes at 15 different universities.
The Access to Higher Education Diploma Education pathway is for progression to primary school teaching, or education and training.
The Access to Higher Education Health pathway provides the entry criteria for a variety of health related higher education qualifications including nursing, midwifery and paramedics.
The Access to Higher Education Humanities and Social Science pathway is for progression to teaching degrees, social work and criminology, amongst others.
Grant gained the qualifications and skills he needed to progress to study for a degree at university.
Sarah recently graduated from Durham University for the second time, achieving an MSc in Criminology and Criminal Justice.
Helen fitted studying for the Access to HE qualification around her family commitments and has now progressed to a degree in Nursing at Northumbria University.
Carys-Iona described her time at New College Durham as fun, encouraging and inspiring. She is now working as a Speech and Language Therapist.
Access to HE student Alison juggled her family and work commitments alongside her studies at New College Durham.