Access to University Level at Keighley College

Looking to study for a degree or diploma at university, but worried you don’t have the qualifications? We are here to help at Keighley College.

Our Access to Higher Education courses are one year qualifications that allow you to gain the relevant entry requirements for a university level course or degree.

What is an Access to HE diploma?

Access to Higher Education courses are a one-year qualification that helps you gain the relevant entry requirements for a university level course or degree. They are specifically designed for 19+ adult learners who may have been out of education for a period of time, and are looking to retrain for a new career, gain a new qualification and re-engage with education so they are able to further their study and go to university.

Entry requirements

Our entry requirements are usually a GCSE grade C/4 in English Language and Maths. We may also require additional qualifications depending on the course you wish to study, but this can be found on our individual course pages below. We are also able to help should you not hold those grades, as you can also study for GCSE’s here at Keighley College.

Get in touch with us to discuss your options

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What can you study?

We have a great range of courses you can study that will lead to a promising future. You can study in the following areas:

Exciting Online Courses Coming Soon (Subject to Approval)

  • Access to HE – MIDWIFERY
  • Access to HE – NURSING
  • Access to HE – SOCIAL WORK

Please contact the Access team if you are interested:


  • Flexibility at Your Fingertips: Embrace the freedom to choose how you learn—whether online (subject to approval) or in person, based on what suits you best!
  • Digital Device Loan: When you enrol, you’ll receive a loaned digital device (laptop or tablet) for the academic year, ensuring you have the tools you need to succeed
  • Tailored Learning Spaces: Gain access to our exclusive adult learning spaces and relaxing lounge areas designed to enhance your study experience
  • Support Every Step of the Way: Enjoy personalised support from our dedicated team of experienced staff, tutors, and adult support professionals throughout your learning journey
  • Open Doors for Everyone: We welcome learners from all backgrounds—no age limit or previous experience required! Your journey starts with us
  • Intimate Class Settings: Benefit from smaller class sizes, fostering a collaborative environment for deeper engagement and interaction
  • Conveniently Located: Located right next to Keighley Train Station, our college offers easy access via train and bus routes, making your commute hassle-free
  • Financial Assistance: Upon completion of your degree, the government will write off your advanced learner loan, making the Access course at Keighley College essentially FREE, ensuring that education remains accessible to all learners with course fee funding through an Advanced Learner Loan from Student Finance England (SFE).



Don’t have the entry requirements yet? Do not worry! We have options for you to gain pre-access qualifications to support your progression onto our Access to Higher Education courses, so you can gain your GCSE’s in English Language and Maths with us.
Get in touch with us today to discuss your options.

Higher Education courses

There is a big misconception that you need to attend university to get a degree, and that is simply not true! Continue your journey with us! Once you have completed your Access to Higher Education qualification, we also run an exciting programme of Higher Education courses here at Keighley College.
You can stay local and reach university level all under the same roof. Explore our Higher Education courses here