Pre-Access / Access Courses


Why study an Access course at Ruskin College?

  • You can change your life and progress to do a degree at Ruskin College 

  • You will be taught by brilliant, inspiring, well qualified tutors 

  • The classes will be small - you will enjoy individual attention and support 

  • Language support is available if English isn’t your first language 

  • We offer a bursary to help with your living costs, travel and childcare (subject to eligibility)

  • Residential accommodation is free (subject to status) 

  • If you complete a degree after doing an Access course you will not need to pay back your Access tuition fee loan

  • 19-23? You don’t need to pay tuition fees

It is never too late to study for a degree even if you have no qualifications at all. Many adults return to education after they realise that their opportunities will increase as a result. The Access to HE Diplomas enables mature students with no qualifications to get ready to apply for a degree programme in only one year. Take the first step towards an exciting new career that will provide personal development and enable you to make a difference to your own life and the lives of others.

An Access to HE Diploma is accepted for entry onto degree courses by the majority of UK universities and colleges.

Ruskin College offers Access to Higher Education Diplomas in:


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