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Access to HE

Do you want to go to university but don’t have the formal qualifications? Access to Higher Education courses are specially designed to prepare people aged 19+ for university-level study.

Available courses

Students applying for Access Courses at Nescot are normally eligible for the government's Advanced Learner Loan. This covers your course fees. If you go on to complete a university degree, the loan for your Access course is written off. 

For full details and to see the latest repayment figures please go to the Advanced Learner Loan web page here

Access to Higher Education

Access courses are designed for people who left school without formal qualifications, like A-Levels and BTECs, but want to study for HNCs, HNDs and degrees.

Photograph of a Nescot student

I enrolled on this course as I wanted to become a mental health nurse. We do practical experiments as well as theory which allows us to learn about the subject in a different way.

Hear from our students