Access to HE

What is Access to HE?

The Access to HE course is a Level 3 modular, credit-based programme for adults aged 19 years and over. The primary aim of the Access to HE Diploma is to provide appropriate preparation and a recognised qualification to enable students to progress to Higher Education (HE)

Course details

On campus, we offer three Access to HE Diplomas and one Pre-Access to HE course which are outlined via the links below.

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Access to HE Diploma: Educational Studies More

Access to HE Diploma: Health More

Access to HE Diploma: Humanities & Social Sciences More

Pre-Access to HE More

Higher Education Courses

At Queen Alexandra, we also offer Higher Education courses to power your career. Our students benefit from being in smaller classes, therefore receiving greater levels of one-to-one in what is a personalised, development-focused environment.

To find out more about our Higher Education offering, click here.

Art & Design

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HNC in Art Practice (Fine Art) – Level 4 More

HNC in Art & Design (Graphics) – Level 4 More

HND in Art Practice (Fine Art) - Level 5 More

HND in Art & Design (Graphics) - Level 5 More

HNC-HND Conversion Course for HND in Art Practice (Fine Art) - Level 5 More


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HNC in Business – Level 4 More

HND in Business – Level 5 More

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