An excellent pathway to university

Access to higher education courses prepare those who would like to get into University but for whatever reason, left school without the qualifications needed. The Access Diploma is recognised by most UK universities and has no upper age limitation which means you can study it at any point in your life!

If you are seeking a degree related to Social Science, the Access program is perfect for your needs. This includes degrees such as Social Work and Teaching, Psychology, Sociology and Criminology, Law, Adult Nursing, Child Nursing, Paramedic Science, Midwifery, Operating Department Practice, Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy.

Apply today and you could be on your way to a bright future. Register on one of the courses below or simply get in touch, it’s easy to get started. We can’t wait to hear from you!

Access to Higher Education in Brighton, Hove and Portslade

We are located in Portslade and our centres are easily accessible for students from Brighton, Hove, Falmer, Rottingdean, Shoreham-by-Sea, Lewes, Burgess Hill, Worthing, Haywards Heath, Eastbourne, Littlehampton, Horsham, Arundel and Crawley.

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Leave your details with us and we will contact you to guide you through the application process.

No formal qualifications are required.

We conduct an initial assessment which includes a literacy and numeracy test and students must achieve level 2 or above in these assessments. If you do not achieve level 2, we will recommend other suitable courses to get you ready for an access course.

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Don’t let anything hold you back from getting a University education

We are proud to be able to support adults on their journey towards a career. Students are also given support to apply for a University place through the UCAS application process.

100% progression to university

Here at Aldridge Adult Learning, our results are outstanding, with the majority of our learners receiving offers to progress to their first choice course at University. Our learners are then fully prepared for their interviews at University and many have been accepted on highly competitive courses.

Location for courses

We have a stunning alternative learning space in Portslade, Foredown Tower. This really is a unique environment and is as far away from being school as you can imagine!. We have continued support from the University of Brighton with students given full access to the library and study areas.

Support for our learners

Read the following students’ feedback about how passionate the Access team are. The tutors are also very experienced and able to provide a high level of support for students with Dyslexia and assist with the quality of writing, numeracy and IT to help everyone increase their confidence and ability.

Not ready to start an Access course?

If you are not quite ready to start an Access course and need a little support beforehand, we offer the opportunity of enrolling on a Pre-Access course which will ensure you develop the skills and confidence you need. If you successfully complete the Pre-Access course you can seamlessly join our next full Access course.

What Students Are Saying About Access to Higher Education Courses

“ Just thought I’d let you know the Universities of Brighton and Surrey have offered me a place! Can’t believe it…. I’m very happy!”
Access student
“ I am pleased to tell you that I have received a conditional offer at Brighton University to study Adult Nursing. Thanks for your support!”
Access student
“ Just to update you I have received 3 conditional offers from Brighton, Surrey & Portsmouth to study for degrees in Sports Science yay!”
Access student

Your qualification will be awarded by Laser

Laser Learning Awards is an Awarding Organisation approved by Ofqual to offer qualifications within the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF) and by the QAA to offer Access to Higher Education Diplomas.