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Access to Higher Education

York College is committed to ensuring individuals can follow their educational path, regardless of their background. We appreciate career changes, re-training or accessing higher education is an ambition many share for a plethora of different reasons. We also understand jumping straight into a degree to pursue these ambitions may not always be possible.

We offer five Access to Higher Education Diplomas; these courses are Level 3 and equivalent to three A Levels and are studied over a full year. These are designed to give those who do not have relevant experience or qualifications a route to study a degree of their choosing. Our five Diplomas cover: Art and Design, Education Professions, Health Science Professions, Humanities and Science. If studied, these diplomas enable students to go onto study an incredibly wide range of subjects within their respective fields. Every year, as well as students choosing to take up a degree with us, we also see Access to Higher Education Diploma students’ progress onto a number of top universities to study a wide field of subjects.

If you’re unsure if you have the relevant skills, experience or qualifications to take on a degree or higher-level qualification at York College, an Access course may be the right route for you. Head over to our Access Open Event page for further information and to live chat with one of our advisers.

If you have a specific question about our Virtual Open Days, simply get in touch.