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Access to higher education

If you are aged 19 or over and want to study for a degree, but don’t have the qualifications you need, then an Access to Higher Education course could get you on the path to success.
 
Whether you want to work in the healthcare sector, as a nurse or midwife, or in the legal, business, engineering, finance or education sectors, an Access course can get you on to a relevant degree and in to your chosen career.
 
Activate Learning offers Access to HE pathways linked to future study and career routes. Most courses run three days a week within school hours, making it a flexible option for adults with childcare and other commitments. 
 
We also offer a part-time evening option for Health Professions at Reading College.

Access programmes at City of Oxford College

Finance

Worried about finance? Advanced Learner Loans are on offer to 19+ students. Visit our financial support page where you can check if you are eligible for a pay-as-you-earn loan, and bursaries. 
 
 

Open events

Got questions for us? Want to look around and meet the staff? Come to an open event.
 
We also offer Access to Higher Education at our other Activate Learning colleges:
 

Access programmes at Banbury and Bicester College

  • Education Professions 
  • Nursing and Healthcare Professions 

Access programmes at Reading College 

  • Accounting and Finance 
  • Allied Health Professions 
  • Art and Design 
  • Business 
  • Education Professions 
  • Engineering 
  • Health Professions (Part-time)
  • Humanities and Social Sciences 
  • Legal Professions 
  • Mental Health Nursing 
  • Midwifery 
  • Nursing 
  • Psychology 
  • Science 
  • Social Work