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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 2023/24(Virtual)

Cost: £2750 inc. VAT
A £500 deposit is required upon enrolment, payment plans are available at £281.85 per month.

Level 3

Credits: 45 graded, 15 ungraded

BMH Training is not an Advanced Learner Loan provider and there will be a cost for our Access courses.

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.

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.


  • 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


Suitable for learners aged 19 years and above the course runs over between September and May 2023/2024.

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. This will help with university applications following the Access course.


Assessments will be conducted through written assignments, mixed media and projects.


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

How to Apply

There are two ways to apply for the course.

Secure a place with an upfront deposit

By placing an order through our deposit scheme, you will be diverted to the enrolment form. In the event that the class does not reach the minimum number of students, the £500 deposit will be fully refunded.

Join the waiting list

Follow the URL below to complete an enrolment form and in August we will contact you to pay your deposit. This option does not secure you a place on the course until the deposit payment is completed.

Enrolment Form