Access to HE Courses

If you're thinking about an Access to Higher Education course, we'd love to see you at our Access to Uni Event 2024!

You're invited...................

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Read our interactive Access to HE Learner Information Guide

Access to Uni event is a great success!    access to HE logo

We had a fantastic turn out for our Info Event in June 2023. Potential Access to HE learners learned all about what an Access to HE entails as well as hearing from our partners from University of Chester and the Student Loans Company.

Meet Nakita- hear from  one of our Health Professional graduates who is now undertaking a degree in Counselling & Psychotherapy, watch the video here: Learn Telford A2HE learner

Want to know more about how it works? Come and join us for our Access to Uni 2024 information event, register on the below link:

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Learn Telford's next Access to HE (Higher Education) Diploma Courses start in Autumn 2024

Following a hugely successful first few years of our Access to HE courses, we are pleased to be running them again in September 2024. There has never been a better time to start your journey to university and Learn Telford can offer you all the support you need to get there! Learners on last year's course have now secured places at the unversity of their choice in subjects such as, Midwifery, Psychology, Nursing, Speech and Language Therapy, Special Educational Needs and Inclusion, Childhood studies and Social Science!

We have three Access to HE courses starting this September: Access to HE Diploma (Education), Access to HE Diploma (Health Professionals) and, new for 2024, Access to HE (Psychology)!

You can also access our Access to HE Learner Information Guide here

Access to HE (Psychology)    access to HE logo

This diploma is specifically designed for those with a fascination in human behaviour and what makes us tick. You will study a number of modules focusing on understanding what makes us human, why we behave the way we do and what role external factors and influences have on our psychological development. The roles and responsibilities of varying health professions is also key to the course allowing learners to study across a broad spectrum of work in this area. Our partnership with local universities, including the University of Wolverhampton, Staffordshire University and University Centre, Shrewsbury, means that you will have frequent opportunity to learn more about the vocational routes that can lead from this diploma. We will also keep you updated about current government schemes for those entering the sector.

Crucially, you will begin your course by following a core of units that ease you into level 3 work and begin the preparations for academic study. You will also undertake key units in Academic writing to prepare you for the academic nature of the Access to HE diploma. Research into applying to university as your course gathers pace will also be supported by your tutor as you are encouraged to devise and refine your UCAS application.

On completion of the diploma, you will have earned those all-important UCAS points to apply for degrees in Psychology, Criminology, Counselling, Social Work and much more.

Those who then go onto complete a degree will have the advanced learner loan for this course written off.

Ready to take the next step? Register onto our Access to Uni event here

Access to HE Diploma (Education)    access to HE logo

This course will run part-time over one year and provides direct access into HE provision for those who would like to study education related subjects at university level, but do not currently hold the pre-requisite qualifications. It is expected that learners undertaking this course will work on their UCAS (University) application with our support during the course. The course will be run in a local community venue in Telford so that it is close by and accessible for local people. The course is assignment based so you don't need to worry about any exams!

People who study this course could go on to train as teachers in primary, secondary, or further education, but there are also routes into child psychology, childhood studies, child development, social work, special educational needs, early years and learning support degrees.


Ready to take the Next Step? Register onto our Access to Uni event here

Access to HE Diploma (Health Professionals)    access to HE logo

This course will run part-time over one year. The course provides modules introducing you to topics like physiology, health and disease, mental health, and human growth and development. Successful completion will enable you to meet the entry requirements for a range of health-based university courses, including Nursing, Physiotherapy, Midwifery, and Paramedic Studies. There has never been a better time to study with us, as Wolverhampton University will be running Nursing degree courses at their campus in Telford, so travelling to university couldn't be easier! They also have Midwifery, Paramedic Studies, Podiatry and Physiotherapy courses on offer. 

Nursing and allied health professions degree courses will benefit from a government bursary from September 2020, worth between £5000 and £8000. This makes these degree courses much more affordable when you progress successfully from our Access to HE Diploma (Health Professions) course. You can find more information about the government bursary here.

Ready to take the Next Step? Register onto our Access to Uni event here

Level 3 Certificate in Principles of Leadership and Management

This course is typically delivered over 10 weeks (3hrs per week) and is aimed at people who do not currently hold a leadership or management role, but aspire to progress into such a role. Sessions can be arranged during the daytime or evening, allowing people to fit their learning in around work or childcare should they need to.

On this course you will learn about mananging teams of people, resources as well as management strategies and approaches.

Level 3 Certificate in Preparing to Work Adult Social Care

This course is typically delivered over 1 year part-time (5hrs per week, over 1 day or 2 evenings) and is aimed at people who are interested in working in care setting, but would like to build their knowledge and skills and gain a higher level qualification. Sessions can be arranged during the daytime or evening, allowing people to fit their learning in around work or childcare.

Level 3 Certificate in Specialist Supporting for Teaching and Learning in Schools

This course is ideal if you have experience of working in a support role in school and are looking to progress into a more specialised role within your setting. This course will suit people who are looking to work with children with special educational needs, as a learning mentor, inclusion manager or supporting additional language needs. Typically it will run over 1 year part-time (6hrs per week, either 1 day or 2 evenings).