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Access to higher education if you don’t have your A-Levels

Posted 18 August 2017

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A study by UCAS recently revealed that 1 in 3 undergraduates is a mature student. More people than ever before are now going to university in later life. Returning to education can improve your employment prospects and increase your earning potential. It’s also the chance to train for a completely new career, or rediscover a love for learning.

If you want to get a degree, but don’t have the qualifications you need for university, then an Access to Higher Education Diploma can help. Completing an Access to Higher Education Diploma online is a flexible alternative to A-Levels.

At West London College, we offer a range of distance learning programmes that will fast-track your route to university. The study pathways have been designed to meet the entry criteria for a variety of degree courses. You can focus on modules that reflect your career goals, by choosing from topics that include:

  • Business
  • Health
  • Medicine
  • Education
  • Science
  • Social science
  • Social work

Why choose an Access to Higher Education Diploma?

Prepare for your degree

If you’re going from the world of work to university, then you may be unsure what to expect. An Access to Higher Education Diploma will give you the confidence to start a degree. Learn how to research independently and write academic assignments.

Explore our digital resources

For many of our students, learning online is a more convenient way to get qualified. You can fit your course around family life and a full-time job. PEARL, our innovative Virtual Learning Environment (VLE), makes it simple to track your progress and test your knowledge. Benefit from a hub of information, tests and quizzes.

Receive full support

Get to know likeminded learners on your course through PEARL and our online forum. You can find a study buddy, share your experiences or get answers to your questions. You’ll also be allocated a personal assessor, who will provide encouragement and feedback throughout your studies.

Use a 19+ Advanced Learner Loan

Our Access to Higher Education Diplomas are eligible for funding from student finance. Completely cover the cost of your course, and only start paying back your loan once you’re earning over £21,000 p.a. If you successfully finish a degree, then the loan will be wiped out.

Make career plans

West London College is committed to helping each of our students to build a successful career. Take advantage of a free CV builder and continuous professional development (CPD courses) to boost your employability skills. Prepare for life after university, while working towards your qualification.

Join the many West London College graduates now working towards a degree, or starting a new job, with an Access to Higher Education Diploma.


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