Access to Higher Education


You can obtain the academic credit and the study skills you need to enter university and succeed on your chosen degree course thanks to our Access to Higher Education Diplomas.

Education has the power to transform lives, and our Access courses exemplify that, providing a route into university for adults without the right formal qualifications or traditional academic backgrounds.

Our Access students are an exceptional group of people who are both motivated and determined, and at Brock we match that commitment by pledging to provide dedicated and experienced teachers.

We realise that returning to education can feel like a big step, which is why we give you specialist pastoral support to ensure you make an easy transition back to the classroom.

Small class sizes, a dedicated Access Progression Advisor and strong links with local universities make Brock the perfect place to take your first step towards your ideal career.

You will also meet likeminded learners and enjoy being part of diverse and supportive classes as you develop into a confident self-directed learner.

Importantly, successful completion of an Access course will demonstrate to universities your ability to switch path through hard work and determination.

Access to Higher Education Courses

Advanced Learner Loans

Advanced Learner Loans give you access to financial support to cover your tuition fees. This means that rather than having to pay for your course at the start you can pay with a loan from the Student Loans Company. You will only start to repay the loan once you have left the course and are earning over £27,295 a year.

If you are aged 19 or over you will have the option to:

  • Pay the course fees personally.
  • Have an employer/sponsor pay the course fees for you.
  • Apply for an Advanced Learning Loan to cover the complete cost of your course.

An Advanced Learner Loan is for anyone who is:

  • Aged 19 or over at the start of the course.
  • Studying at Level 3 to Level 6 in Further Education or training and is resident in the UK.

Please note:

  • You will not be eligible for an Advanced Learner Loan if you have already taken one to complete the same type and level of qualification.
  • If you are aged 19-23 and are applying for your first Level 3 qualification, this may be free. Please contact us to check your eligibility.
  • Loans are available irrespective of your current employment status and will not be means tested or subject to any credit checks.
  • If you are taking out a loan for an Access course, you will not have to repay it if you then go on to complete a Higher Education qualification.


Get in touch

If you can not find the information you are looking for or would like to talk to a member of our team, you can contact us through the following options:

Tel: 01590 625555


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