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Access to Higher Education

Discover your direct route to university with our CAVA Access to Higher Education (HE) Courses.

In just one year, these A-level equivalent Diplomas offer flexible study hours to accommodate work and childcare commitments. Choose from courses in Art & Design, Science, and Social Science.

Finance your path with an advanced learner loan and kickstart your higher education journey with us.

Adult Learners In A Classroom

Start your journey to HE

Our CAVA Access to Higher Education courses exclusively cater to individuals aged 19 and above who are looking to re-enter the education system. These programs offer a pathway to attain the necessary qualifications for progression to a university degree.

Participants in our courses not only acquire additional knowledge and skills to better prepare for university but also have the opportunity to retake specific GCSEs, such as in maths and English, if needed. Your chosen course will guide you in developing academic conduct, honing research and study skills, fostering critical thinking, and understanding the ethical considerations in higher education.

With classes held only two days a week, our flexible schedule makes it convenient for you to balance education with work, family, and other lifestyle commitments.

Supporting you to achieve

To support your educational journey, Advanced Learner Loans are available to cover tuition fees and additional expenses.

The great thing about Access to HE courses is that Student Finance England will ‘write off’ any outstanding Advanced Learner Loan balances you owe for an Access to HE course once you complete a higher education course. This means you do not have to repay it!

Financial Support

The College offers bursary schemes to enrolled students which offers assistance with kits, travel to College, uniform, college trips and other course materials.

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