The Access to Higher Education Diploma is a one-year intensive qualification for students aged 19+, preparing you for degree-level study at university. The diploma is equivalent to 3 A-Levels and we offer courses in:
The School of Access to Higher Education, based at our Stratford campus, has developed strong links with universities and has witnessed a very high number of students progressing to a wide range of universities.
And if students are not quite ready for an Access course, we also have a preparatory Pre-Access course in Science and Social Sciences.
If you are aged 19-23 and do not have a full Level 3 qualification, then your first Access to HE course is FREE.
If you are over 24 or have prior qualifications, then you can apply for an Advanced Learner Loan to help with the costs of your Access course at Newham.
However, if you move on to and complete a Higher Education course, the outstanding balance owed on the loan gets written off. This means you will not have to repay it.Learn more about Advanced Learner Loans