Access to Higher Education

Are you an adult who would like to get a degree, but currently lack the qualifications to apply to university?  If so, an access to higher education (HE) course at North Hertfordshire College (NHC) might be for you.

An Access to Higher Education course leads to the award of a Level 3 Diploma. At NHC, we offer three programmes:

We don’t demand any formal qualifications for commencing an Access to HE course at NHC but we do need to make sure that your literacy and numeracy skills are sufficiently developed to cope with the demands of the course.

Our application procedures

  • Once you apply online, you’ll be sent details about the course delivery. Should you be interested in pursuing your application, you‘ll be asked to complete an online careers activity and two tasks (a personal statement and comprehension task).
  • You will then be sent a choice of interview dates and times and asked to select one. The interviews are conducted by telephone. At the end of the interview you will be informed as to whether you are successful in receiving a conditional offer. If you or we feel the course isn’t right at this time, we will ask our advice and guidance colleagues to support you in identifying options.
  • You will need to complete one further task which involves you understanding the financial implications of the course and university requirements. You will also be asked for a reference.
  • When all tasks have been received and reviewed, we will notify successful applicants about plans for enrolment and induction.

During August, you will have the opportunity to meet other students and tutors remotely.

For more information please email headmin@nhc.ac.uk