Access to HE

Want to get into Higher Education but don’t have the necessary qualifications to proceed? The Access to Higher Education Diploma awarded by OCN is a Level 3 programme that provides preparation and a recognised qualification to enable students to progress to Higher Education.

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Access to your future


First steps to HE

Diplomas available in:

  • Education
  • Health and Social Care Professions (including Nursing and Midwifery)
  • Applied Science
  • Social Sciences
  • Sports Science
  • Art and Design

You must have GCSE grade C and above in English language and maths.

All pathways will be chosen before commencing the programme. Progression from the Access Diploma includes Foundation Degrees, HNC or HNDs or university. During the course you are encouraged to undertake vocationally related work experience which will strengthen your UCAS application. The College can help you find this.