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Access to Higher Education – an alternative route into university

If you would like to go to university but left school without the qualifications you need, then an Access to Higher Education course could be for you!

Did you know that every year, over 200,000 Access to HE students achieve the Access to HE Diploma and progress to university courses throughout the UK and 90.5% of Higher Education leavers with an Access to HE diploma were in employment or further study six months after they completed their course? (stats from www.accesstohe.ac.uk)

The Access to Higher Education programme is designed for adults aged 19 years and over who don’t have the traditional qualifications needed to get into university.

TyneMet’s Access to HE courses provide the opportunity to return to study for those who wish to return to education or are looking to take their career in a different direction. With a range of Access to HE diplomas on offer, including Education, Health and Humanities, there is something out there for everyone.

As the only Access to HE provider in the borough, an Access course at TyneMet College will provide a good foundation of the knowledge and skills required for studying at university level, so that students are confident and well prepared when they go onto Higher Education.

There are many advantages to studying an Access to HE diploma with TyneMet College, from saving money with competitive course costs to improving future earning potential with a recognised university level qualification that’s attractive to employers.

TyneMet has a competitive fee structure and offers flexible payment schemes and free financial advice from the Gateway team, meaning students can fulfil their ambitions and progress to the career they really want.

As a TyneMet undergraduate student, you may qualify for a range of financial support to aid you with your studies including: Higher Education Scholarships, Advanced Learner Loans, 24+ Advanced Learning Loan, Bursary Fund and Financial Hardship Fund.

The Advanced Learner Loan is accessible for students aged 24 years or above studying on Further Education courses, including Access to HE programmes. It doesn’t need to paid back until you are earning £21,000, however if the loan is for an Access to Higher Education programme and you progress onto a Higher Education programme and complete it, the loan doesn’t need to paid back at all.

By studying an Access to HE course at TyneMet, it gives you the opportunity to really invest in your future so if you want to improve your confidence, realise an ambition and live your dream, enrol now with TyneMet!

Studying at TyneMet is an exciting and life changing opportunity which sets up more than just your career. With new skills, friends and memories to be made, studying with us puts you in the limelight.


The Gateway Team are ready to help explain courses, finance and support. To contact a member of the team call 0191 229 5000 or email enquiries@tynemet.ac.uk. For more information on Access to Higher Education courses and funding options, please visit http://www.tynemet.ac.uk/higher-education/access-to-he.