Access to HE Diploma (Health and Human Sciences) - Classroom

Course Code: 158AACHS

The subjects most suited to your choice of career and/or higher education qualification are:

Nursing & Midwifery:
•    human biology
•    health studies
•    psychology or further biology
•    sociology

Social work:
•    human biology
•    health studies
•    psychology
•    sociology

Human sciences:
•    human biology
•    biology
•    chemistry
•    health studies
•    psychology
•    physics
•    sociology
•    statistics

You will be advised at interview as to which subjects you should choose by staff who have vast experience in a wide array of career areas and excellent contacts with a host of local and national higher education providers, including many universities.

The programme includes weekly study skills sessions and Level 3 English to prepare you for higher education, including group and one-to-one support tutorials.

You will be required to study GCSE English or maths where appropriate to do so and there will be the opportunity to improve your computing and IT skills via a number of individually tailored packages.


  • VenueHighbury Campus

  • Start Date w/c 12/09/22

  • 16-18 Tuition Fee N/A

    19+ Tuition Fee £3244
    or FREE

    19+ Registration Fee £140


  • VenueHighbury Campus

  • Start Date w/c 12/09/22

  • 16-18 Tuition Fee N/A

    19+ Tuition Fee £3244
    or FREE

    19+ Registration Fee £140

Highbury College's Access programmes are specifically designed for students who require extra support to prepare for higher education. You are free to study different subject combinations according to the entry requirements of the university of your choice. Students from Highbury College's Access to Higher Education courses have moved on to many of the country's universities, including Southampton, Warwick, York, Manchester, various London HEIs, Portsmouth, Surrey and Sussex.

This course is suitable for students aged 19 or over.
You are required to attend three to four days a week, in a combination of mornings, afternoons and evenings (please note chemistry and physics are only available as daytime study).

All students are expected to attend tutorials one afternoon/evening a week.

Students wanting to study GCSE English or maths will attend these classes to fit in with their main access timetable - a variety of choices will be offered.
The course is taught by a mixture of classroom teaching, key skills, tutorials, assignments and self-directed study. You will have a variety of assessment methods including essays, presentation, seminars and time-constrained assignments.
You will achieve a nationally recognised Access certificate, giving you the confidence to go on to university. The `QAA Approved' Access certificate is validated by one of the leading Awarding Bodies (OCN London) and is an entry qualification to universities and colleges across the United Kingdom. In addition, you can gain certificates in GCSE English and maths.
Although applicants for our Access to HE Diploma require few set formal qualifications, a GCSE at grade C (5) or above in either English or maths is required. You will also be asked to complete diagnostic assessments in both English and maths to establish that you are ready to study at Level 3. In addition, students need good motivation and a commitment to complete the diploma and proceed on to a degree or other higher education qualification locally or elsewhere throughout the United Kingdom.

As part of the interview process, you will be required to undertake diagnostic assessments at Level 2 in English and maths and produce a piece of free writing.
Degree titles that you might progress on to include:
•    criminology
•    dental nursing
•    human physiology
•    midwifery
•    nursing
•    occupational therapy
•    ODP
•    paramedic science
•    physiotherapy
•    podiatry
•    psychology
•    radiography
•    social work.
You can apply by clicking on the ‘apply now’ button below. Alternatively, if you have any questions prior to making your application, please call the admissions team on 02392 383131 and selecting option 3.

Fee guidance


One of the great aspects of an apprenticeship is that no matter how old you are there are no fees for you to pay, all the fees are either covered by the Government or your Employer. Feel free to call a member of the Apprenticeship team on 023932 383131 Option 1.

General fee guidance (not including Apprenticeships)


  • 19+ Tuition Fee indicates the cost of the core tuition and materials required to complete the qualification.
  • 19+ Registration Fee indicates the cost to register with the awarding body.

For more information, please contact the College on 02392 383 131.

Courses below Level 3

You will usually not be expected to pay a fee if you are:

  • under 19 at the start of the academic year (as of 31st August)
  • aged 19 or over at the start of the academic year (as of 31st August) and are unemployed and in receipt of certain government benefits
  • aged 19–23 at the start of the academic year (as of 31st August) and are applying for a course Level 2 or below and do not already hold a full Level 2 qualification

If you are aged 19 over at the start of the academic year (as of 31st August) and are not in the above categories then you will usually pay the advertised fee.

Courses Level 3 and above

You will usually not be expected to pay a fee if you are:

  • under 19 at the start of the academic year (as of 31st August)
  • aged 19–23 at the start of the academic year (as of 31st August) and do not already hold a Full level 3 qualification

Advanced Learner Loan

If you’re 19 or older, you may be able to apply for a loan to help with the costs of a college or training course. The programme must be at Level 3 or Level 4 (such as Access). You won’t have to pay anything back until you’re earning over £27,295 a year.

For more information or to apply please contact 0845 240 2024 or visit

If you’re unsure about taking out a loan and want to seek advice then you’ll have the opportunity to do so. If you want advice on managing your finances, the Money Advice Service, established by the UK government, can offer free, impartial money advice. Visit their website at

Students who are not ordinarily resident in the UK should contact Highbury College to discuss unfunded fees.

Please note: The College reserves the right to change the fees before the start of the course, such a course of action will only occur in exceptional circumstances.

Terms and conditions


In these terms and conditions, the ‘Student’ signifies a person who has applied or enrolled on any type of learning provision offered through Highbury College. These terms apply to all website applications and once enrolled, the Student is deemed to have accepted these terms. Before you apply or enrol please be sure that you're clear about:

  • the level of study
  • the time you'll need
  • how the course fits into your qualification and career development plans
  • the resources you'll need access to
  • your payment options
  • the financial support available to you
  • the English language requirements for your study
  • whether your study plans are appropriate for your country of residence


Relevant proceedings or ciminal convictions are only against the person, whether of a violent or sexual nature or offences involving unlawfully controlled drugs or substances.  Failure to declare information may result in disclipinary action being taken. If yes, please seek supplementary information from the college before completing.


You may not be required to pay fees, be eligible for a loan or have financial assistance. For more information please contact our Information Services team on 02392 383131 or click here.

Equality and Diversity

At Highbury College we are committed to fairness and equality of access, opportunity and outcome for all students.

We expect everyone who learns and works with us to treat each other with dignity and respect, regardless of individual differences in age, gender, gender identity, race, background, disability, sexual orientation, religion or belief.

We aim to provide students with the best possible support. We explain more about the range of our services in our Disability Statement, available on our website and in our centres.

Disclosure of Disability

We want you to enjoy learning with us. If there is anything you wish to tell us, e.g. relating to a disability or medical condition, that may affect your learning or using any of our facilities, please contact the Head of Student Services on 02392 32 8950

Enrolment Requirements

Some of our courses require students to satisfy certain criteria before they enrol. Students should ensure they read all the information on the website about their specific course before enrolling. By enrolling via the Highbury College website, students are confirming they have read these details and meet any enrolment requirements specified on the Course Outline. If you have any concerns or queries about the content of the course or the requirements, please contact the Advice and Guidance Team on 02392 38 3131 Option4.

Course Fees

Current prices are published in our brochure and on the website. These prices are subject to change. The total price quoted is the amount payable in order to secure a course place. The total price includes tuition costs, examination fees, where applicable and in some cases, additional costs which relate to the particular course.

Course Cancellations by Highbury College

Courses usually run as advertised, but Highbury College reserves the right to alter or cancel courses in some cases. Students will be contacted and offered an alternative course if the original course they enrolled on is cancelled or closed by Highbury College. If no suitable alternative is available a refund can be requested.

Cancellation / Transfer Requests from Students

If a Student has enrolled via the Highbury website and wishes to cancel an enrolment or transfer to a different course they should contact Highbury College by emailing: or by contacting the Advice and Guidance Team on 02392 38 3131 Option4.

Students will not be entitled to a refund unless the withdrawal from the course is due to exceptional circumstances (evidence maybe required) and then refunds will only be permitted if the withdrawal is within the first third of the course duration. A minimum charge of £50.00 will apply in any event.

Student Charter

A copy of our Student Charter is available from the College website. This sets out the services you can expect from Highbury College and what we expect from you.

Student Safety

At Highbury College all students are entitled to learn in an environment which is physically safe and free from abuse, as set out in our Student Charter.

Student Disciplinary Procedure

This is available on the College website

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Apply now


  • VenueHighbury Campus

  • Start Date w/c 12/09/22

  • 16-18 Tuition Fee N/A

    19+ Tuition Fee £3244
    or FREE

    19+ Registration Fee £140

Qualification gained

  • Access to HE Diploma (Health and Human Sciences)