Access to Higher Education Diploma

Access courses tailored to specific subject areas are a popular route by which many adult learners enter university.

For candidates offering Access to Higher Education Diplomas, we may seek qualitative information about individual students' performance, in line with the guidance provided by the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA).

Details of entry requirements for applicants offering these qualifications can be found on our online course pages.

If you are considering entry via this route, first check on the Access to Higher Education website to see which subjects are suitable for your chosen degree. Access teaching varies slightly from college to college. Our Admissions Tutors are familiar with provision in the Merseyside region, but may be less so with Access courses nationally.

If you are intending to study towards an Access qualification in another part of the UK and have a clear idea of your degree destination, it is a good idea to obtain a breakdown of the course content as soon as possible and forward this to the relevant Admissions Tutor. This will enable the tutor to gain a full understanding of your chosen route and address any questions or concerns. More information should be available at your local library or College of Further Education.


Go Higher Access Programme

Programmes within the faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Go Higher is a part-time, one-year programme that qualifies you for entry to various degree programmes across the arts, humanities and social sciences at the University of Liverpool and elsewhere. You will study for one day a week on campus during term time and undertake guided independent learning at home.

Visit the Go Higher webpages on the Faculty of Humanities and Social Science website for more information.


Foundation to Health and Veterinary Studies (Year 0) Programme

Programmes within the faculty of Health and Life Science

The University of Liverpool, in collaboration with local FE partners, has developed a Year Zero foundation programme for Home/EU students that leads to access onto a variety of vocational Health Studies programmes:

  • Dentistry
  • Medicine
  • Nursing
  • Veterinary Science
  • Physiotherapy
  • Radiotherapy
  • Diagnostic Radiography
  • Orthoptics
  • Occupational Therapy

Students seeking entry to one of these courses will study at the Sixth Form College, Birkenhead or Carmel College, St Helens. See our Foundation to Health and Veterinary Studies (Year 0) Programme page for more information.