Harlow College: Access to Higher Education learners excel in pursuit of academic dreams

Education: Secondary / Mon 25th Sep 2023 at 02:51pm

ACCESS to Higher Education learners at Harlow College are proving that age and time away from the classroom are no barriers to success, with many now pursuing their dreams of going on to higher education.

It is well known throughout universities within the UK that Access to HE courses provide a good foundation in the knowledge and skills required for studying at university level. Access students are committed, hardworking, confident and ready for the next step.

80% of Harlow College Access to HE learners secured their first place university choice, many achieving high amount of merits and distinctions, with English as a second or third language. This demonstrates effective inclusivity in provision and there is clear evidence in each of these students’ grade profiles of improvement in written language. The Nursing and Midwifery course saw 94% of all students achieve a full award.

One of the hallmarks of the Access to HE programme is its flexibility. Recognising that learners often juggle their studies alongside work and family commitments, the programme offers adaptable schedules, making it possible for learners to achieve a balance between education, work and personal life.

There’s still time to apply for an Access to Higher Education course starting in September. For more information you can sign up to one of our Information Events.

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Among the many successful learners who completed their Access to HE programme this year include:

“When I was at school, I always wanted to be a Midwife, then when I had my own children it made me want to do it more. When I joined the course I actually changed my mind. I am now going into child nursing at the University of Hertfordshire in September this month. I am very excited but also quite nervous.

“Everything you do on the course prepares you for university. They help you with your application and your personal statement. I’m about to go off to university and I’m buzzing! I can’t wait.”

Read more of Starr’s story.


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