Although the programme is intensive and demanding, it is structured in a way that recognises the pressures on mature learners. Many students successfully balance the programme with work, family, and childcare commitments, and find it to be a rewarding experience. Our friendly team are on hand to support you through your studies as well as any funding, career and learning support you may need.
Throughout your time on the programme, we will provide support through a personal tutor as well as our dedicated team of study support specialists who are on hand to give you extra support, if required. We will work with you to develop a study plan so that you can meet coursework deadlines and schedule study time around your other responsibilities.
We will also guide you through the process of your UCAS applications. This includes checking your applications and personal statement as well as providing the supporting reference before they are submitted.
Don’t let fees prevent you from following your dream of going to university! There are plenty of funding options to help you, including:
19+ Advanced Learner Loan: If you are aged 19 and over, and want to study an Access to Higher Education programme, you are eligible to apply for an Advanced Learner Loan to cover your tuition fees. Student Finance England will write off any outstanding Advanced Learner Loan balances you owe for an Access to HE programme, if you go on to complete a higher education/university level course. This means you do not have to repay it.
If you don’t go on to study a higher education/university level course you won’t need to start paying back the loan until you earn over £25,725 per year.
Nursing Bursary: New and continuing degree level nursing, midwifery and many allied health students will benefit from guaranteed, additional support of at least £5,000 a year to help with living costs from September 2020. Read more about how it is expected to benefit more than 35,000 students every year.
Find out more about your funding options here.
Key programme features
- one-year programme
- supportive personal tutor
- equivalent to three A Levels, which means you can achieve the UCAS points you need for university
- designed exclusively for adults
- widely recognised and accepted by UK universities
- funding options available
- designed to fit around your lifestyle