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The Access to Higher Education (HE) Diploma is a nationally recognised qualification that will prepare you for study at university and improve your job prospects. If you would like to go to university but left school without the qualifications you need, then an Access to HE course could be perfect for you.

Full Time: September to May
Start date: 12th September 2022
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday

Level 3

Credits: 45 graded, 15 ungraded

The course is developed by subject experts and universities to ensure that the material covered will give you the best start when you start your degree. Ideal for people who wish to have a career in English, English literature, teaching, linguistics, journalism, media, or other related professions.

Suitable for learners aged 19 years and above the course runs over 1 academic year.

Enrol Now for August, limited places remain!

The Access to HE English Diploma will introduce you to key areas of literature and language including poetry, plays, novels and short stories from multiple periods of history, television and film. You will be studying the works of masters all while developing your academic writing style and analytical reading skills.

Literature is one of the most interesting and significant expressions of humanity. - P.T Barnum

  • English Language
  • Academic Study Skills
  • Applying for Higher Education
  • Literary Theories and Criticism
  • Appreciation of a Novel
  • Appreciating a Play
  • Appreciating Poetry
  • Shakespeare
  • Gothic Fiction
  • Appreciation of the Female Perspective
  • Aspects of World Literature

There are no current requirements for application to this course. However, candidates who do not hold a Level 2 qualification in English and Mathematics will be expected to study towards Functional Skills Level 2 qualifications whilst completing the Access to HE Diploma.

Assessment will be a mixture of written assignments and digital media.

You will gain the following qualification upon completing this course:

Open Awards Level 3 Access to Higher Education Diploma (English) AIM 40012281

(OPTIONAL) Functional Skills English Level 2

(OPTIONAL) Functional Skills Mathematics Level 2

BMH Training Limited is not an Advanced Learner Loan provider so the expectation of covering the costs is with the prospective learner or a sponsor.

The total cost of the Access to Higher Education Diploma is £2750 including VAT.

Payments can be made on a monthly basis, however, a £500 deposit is required to secure your place.


To register your interest in the Access to Higher Education course, please contact us using the form below.