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HE courses in: Creative and Digital Arts

Art, Design and Fashion

ICT, Computer Science and Digital

Music, Performing Arts

HE courses in: Healthcare, Service Industries, Sport and Leisure

HE courses in: Teacher Education

HE courses in: Technical and Enterprise

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HELP: Finance and Support

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Admissions: Accreditation of Prior Learning

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School of Access to Higher Education

Welcome to the School of Access to Higher Education, and to the start of your academic journey to university. All of our Access to HE Diplomas are quality checked by the QAA (Quality Assurance Agency) who are the same institution who oversee the quality of university provision.

In all our courses, you can expect tutors who are inspirational, professional and diligent, with experience in both teaching Access and experience of Higher Education Institutions (HEIs). The ethos of our school is to ensure every student feels valued and supported, and that you enjoy your time studying with us. As a student within our school, you'll have full access to the wider college network should you need any additional support. From learning needs, financial needs, or emotional support we have staff who will help you succeed in your course. 

We have high expectations of all our students, so you can expect to be challenged in your studies and stretched to new academic levels of knowledge and understanding. This will help you succeed to your full potential in your time with us, and will stand you in good stead for the demands of higher education.

Advanced Learning Loan opens doors...

The Advanced Learning Loan has opened doors for thousands of learners accross the country. Access to Higher Education Diplomas can be funded by an Advanced Learning Loan and offer you a gateway into University. Twenty-five year old Access to Higher Education student, Robyn Comerford, featured in a national newspaper in June praising the virtues of taking out an Advanced Learning Loan for the course, which enabled her to study towards a midwifery degree. Follow her story and others here in The Guardian Newspaper.

Access to HE students gain RSciTech status

Access to HE Science students from The City of Liverpool College have become the latest learners to gain membership of a prestigious professional body, through a unique science programme from the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC). The nationwide programme offers the top 25 students an opportunity to showcase their work and be presented with a certificate at a national awards ceremony at RSC’s London headquarters. For more information read the full story.

What's on offer at The City of Liverpool College

What's on offer at The City of Liverpool College

College is much more flexible which suited me well. It also had a wider range of courses available to study than my school sixth form.

Liam Roberts successfully achieved A*, A, A Liam progressed onto the University of Greenwich.

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