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:


  • Choose to study online or in person, depending what is easiest for you!
  • Once enrolled and started on your course, all students have access to a FREE digital device (laptop or tablet depending on your needs)
  • Access to our dedicated adult learning spaces and lounge
  • Support from our experienced staff, tutors and adult support team
  • Flexible entry requirements – it doesn’t matter if you have been out of education for a while, we are here to help!
  • No age limit or previous experience is needed to begin your learning journey
  • Small class sizes
  • Stay local and go further – we’re easily accessible with easy train and bus routes (we’re located right next door to Keighley Train Station)
  • Lower tuition fees!
  • Graduate from university and your loan could be written off!



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 thst 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 Courses.
You can stay local and reach university level all under the same roof. Explore our Higher Education courses here