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 Access to Higher Education

Access courses are specifically designed for adults hoping to get their degree as successful completion of the course allows you to progress to University in just one year. The course can also improve employment opportunities and lead to further qualifications.

The teaching team are very experienced and extremely supportive, helping you to manage your studies with your work and family commitments.

The course can be challenging but we have small class sizes and the peer support you received from your fellow adult learners ensures that your hard work is rewarded.
You can choose to study one of five Level 3 discrete Diplomas depending on your intended career goals:

> Access to Health Professions
> Access to Humanities
> Access to Social Science
> Access to Science
> Access to Business Studies
> Access to Policing and Criminal Justice Studies

Alternatively, our Pre-Access Level 2 courses are designed for those who want to build up their confidence and review their career options prior to enrolling on one of the main Access Diplomas.

Access to HE delivered in Boston are taught in our dedicated teaching block - Boston College: University Centre.
Our Access students have progressed to Degrees such as...

> Midwifery
> Counselling
> Teaching
> Nursing
> Bio-Medical Science
> Law
> Accounting
> Economics
> Archaeology
> History
> Humanities
> Motor Sport
> Computing
> Zoology
> Hospitality Management
> Computer Games Design
> Health and Social Care
> Social Work
> Criminology and Forensic Science
> International Relations
> Marketing
> Japanese Studies
> Journalism
> Paramedic Science
> and Engineering to name a few!

This challenging and rewarding course could be your passport to university.

Successful completion of the course could also lead to progression onto the College's university level courses. You could study a HNC/HND on your doorstep and at up to half the cost of university. Our HE courses are studied over just 2 days a week, for 30 weeks.

Case studies

Emma Cook

I decided to study the Access to Health Professions course at Boston College: Spalding because I’m hoping to become a Paramedic. Read more...

Ben Hide

I chose to study the Access to Science course at Boston College because I wanted a new career, and the course ticked all the boxes for the University course I wanted to progress on to. Read more...

Department news

Learning Support and Early Childhood Foundation Degree Graduation Bishop Grosseteste University

Wednesday 20th July 2016 saw the culmination of two years of hard work for 37 Higher Education students at Boston College, in the form of their graduation at Bishop Grosseteste University.


Career Corner

  • Teacher
  • Nurse
  • Midwife
  • Social Worker
  • Paramedic
  • Psychologist
  • Solicitor
  • Counsellor
  • Scientist
  • Accountant
  • Economist
  • Physiotherapist