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Why study Access to HE at Hartlepool Sixth Form?

Our Access to HE courses are well established with a great reputation, and our enthusiastic and dedicated teaching staff can help you to achieve your best.

What will Access to HE offer me?

  • The entry requirements for higher education and university

  • A wide range of courses to suit your career ambitions

  • A rewarding opportunity to reach your full potential and career goals

  • A route to new, life-changing possibilities and access to more opportunities

  • A second chance at education

What's it all about?

Access to HE Diplomas are Level 3 qualifications that prepare adults for university. If you don’t have the traditional entry requirements, Access to HE could provide a route to achieving your university dream!

Who are they for?

There is no age limit for Access to HE courses, however, you must be aged 19 or over. They are designed to prepare thosewithout traditional qualifications for higher education study. You might have been out of formal education for a while or left school with few qualifications.

Benefits of studying as an adult

Improve mental wellbeing. Learning a new skill, or enhancing an existing one, can improve and maintain your mental wellbeing and keep your mind active.

Develop your self-confidence. Studying will provide you with a sense of achievement and empowerment as you develop confidence in your own skills.

Improve your quality of life. Studying will allow you to become more motivated to improve and learn, and will help you to achieve a sense of self-fulfillment.

Increase your earning potential. Studying will help to expand your skillset, improve your prospects for progression and will give you the competitive edge when applying for a promotion or new job.

Improve your ability to succeed. You may wish to study in order to validate your knowledge and experience and to show what you are capable of, which will increase your ability to succeed.

Develop a support network. Studying will enable you to meet like-minded people, who you can network and collaborate with and share good practice.

Choose the direction of your future. You will gain access to more career and life opportunities so you can be in control and choose the direction your future takes.