These diplomas provide an opportunity for adults without relevant UCAS points or qualifications to gain entry to a Higher Education programme.

This intensive 1 year (or 2 years part-time) course provides you with the supportive and adult environment in which to study towards entry into higher education or to advance your career.

There are a range of Access to Higher Education pathways to choose; Veterinary Medicine, Landbased Studies, Criminal Law & Policing and Sports Science.

This is a highly scientific programme with a focus on biology and chemistry. It is recommended that students undertake prior work/experience within a vet practice. This course provides you with an underpinning science base and a core understanding of vet legislation and the environment in which you may later work.

For more information on our Access to HE Veterinary Science, click here.


In a range of land-based topics. Optional units are available for agriculture, animal, equine and conservation subjects and build your academic and vocational skills in your subject specialism. This course provides experience to proceed into employment however, its main focus is to aid you in entering degree programmes in related subjects.

For more information on our Access to HE Agriculture, click here.

For more information on our Access to HE Conservation, click here.

For more information on our Access to HE Equine, click here.

For more information on our Access to HE Animal, click here.


Want to advance your career in criminology, law, policing or public services? Fundamental academic and research skills in areas such as law, police world and the criminal justice systems will provide you with key knowledge to support further study. With the Police force and other services now focussing on recruiting graduates this is a stepping stone for your future.

For more information on our Access to HE Criminal Law and Policing, click here.


Access to HE diplomas provide an opportunity for adults without relevant UCAS points or qualifications to gain entry to Higher Education programmes, this intensive 1 year (or 2 years part-time) provides mature students with a supportive and adult environment in which to gain entry to Higher Education programmes in Sports subjects. Fundamental academic skills and principles of science and sports including coaching, injury and working in sports will provide you with foundation skills and knowledge to support further study or employment. For more information on our Access to HE Sports Science, click here.