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Access to higher education

If you are aged 19 or over and want to study for a degree, but don’t have the qualifications you need, then an Access to Higher Education course could get you on the path to success.
Whether you want to work in the healthcare sector, as a nurse or midwife, or in the legal, business, engineering, finance or education sectors, an Access course can get you on to a relevant degree and in to your chosen career.
Activate Learning offers Access to HE pathways linked to future study and career routes. Most courses run three days a week within school hours, making it a flexible option for adults with childcare and other commitments. 
Visit our college websites for more information about the courses, pay-as-you-earn loans and other financial support available. 
You can also find out about other support available including how we can help you with your university application. 

Access programmes at Banbury and Bicester College

  • Accounting and finance
  • Business 
  • Education professions;
  • Health professions
  • Midwifery
  • Nursing
  • Pre-access health and social care;
  • Psychology

Access programmes at City of Oxford College

Access programmes at Reading College

  • Accounting and finance
  • Art and design
  • Business
  • Education professions
  • Engineering
  • Health professions (daytime)
  • Health professions (part-time evening)
  • Humanities
  • Legal professions
  • Mental health nursing
  • Midwifery
  • Nursing
  • Pre-access health and social care
  • Psychology
  • Science
  • Social work