Access to HE

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t’s never too late to learn! If you want to study at university but don’t have the necessary qualifications, our range of Access to Higher Education courses provide the perfect platform to help you achieve your long-term goals.

An Access to Higher Education Diploma is a qualification which prepares adult students for study at degree level and is ideal for those who want to further themselves and their career. So, if you are aged 19 and above and would like to go to university but left education without the grades and qualifications needed to do so, then one of our Access to Higher Education course could help you to achieve your goals.

Designed to equip you with the skills and knowledge needed to study at a higher level, these intensive one-year courses are the equivalent of three A-Levels and are recognised by universities up and down the country.  

Here at Hull College, you can study several different pathways to broaden your mind and develop your academic skills in readiness for life at university. These are:

• Access to HE: Art & Design
• Access to HE: Criminal Justice and Policing
• Access to HE: Business with Law
• Access to HE: Health Science Professions
• Access to HE: Humanities & Social Sciences

Whether you're looking to change job, return to work, boost your career prospects or give yourself the opportunity to gain a full Honours degree, our courses offer a route into higher education for people of all ages and backgrounds. Please note these are full-time qualifications that will require serious commitment. It is intended only for students with a clear plan to progress to study a specific course at university-level.

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If you have any questions or queries about studying an Access to Higher Education course with us then please do not hesitate to get in touch with us - we will always be happy to help! For more information, please call 01482 329943 or email

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