Access to Higher Education

Our Access to HE programmes can help you get to University, even if you don’t have A Levels. 

They are designed especially for students aged 19+ who want a fast-track to degree-level study and are tailored to specific areas of interest, such as law, nursing and teaching.

People leave education for all kinds of reasons, but Access courses offer you a way back in where you’ll be taught in a mature environment with tutors who will support you all the way.

Coming back to college after time away from the world of writing essays and taking on study projects can be daunting, but we know that when a student is committed to their studies there is no barrier to what they can achieve. No matter what your background, or how long it is since you’ve been in education, our Access courses are a fantastic stepping stone to university and beyond.

All Access programmes are just one year courses, and provide you with the necessary knowledge and practical skills to gain entry onto a university course in a specific area of study.

They have been tailored to industries in which a university level qualification is necessary for a particular profession such as nursing, social work, law and teaching.

For a full list of Access to HE courses, click the courses tab above.

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High Pavement Society rewards student success

15/09/2017

Our high achieving A Level students were honoured this week for their outstanding hard work and academic ability at the High Pavement Society Awards.

Well done to our hard working GCSE students!

24/08/2017

More than 1500 Nottingham College GCSE students collected their results today (24th August).

Hard work pays off for our A Level students

18/08/2017

The wait was finally over this week for hundreds of Nottingham College A Level students. More than 900 eager students queued up to collect their results from the College’s High Pavement Sixth Form Academy yesterday 17th August.

Bidding a fond farewell to our Chinese visitors

18/08/2017

270 Chinese delegates, a mixture of students and their teachers from 10 universities across China, took part in our four-week Summer School programme.

Hair and make-up extravaganza

10/08/2017

Talented Hair and Media Make-up trainees wowed an audience of friends, family and industry sponsors, at a special catwalk show and awards presentation.

A Level Results Day 2017

08/08/2017

Results day is just around the corner, so here’s all you need to know about the big day!

Making the most of the Apprenticeship Levy

02/08/2017

With support from Grant Thornton and Freeths, we provided advice and expertise to more than 70 businesses last week at an event about the Apprenticeship Levy...

Dreams come true for Nottingham College theatre students

27/06/2017

For an actor, and especially an actor in training, there is no better, or more prestigious, stage than that of the National Theatre in London.

A celebration of creativity

27/06/2017

From giant cars made from scrap metal, extravagant costume design, moving furniture, and jewellery made from nature; these were just some of the creative pieces displayed as part of the students' End of Year Art and Design Show.

Students gain inspiration from industry

22/06/2017

Students were able to tap into industry knowledge this week as our High Pavement campus opened its doors to careers advisors from local businesses and universities. 

City and Guilds names Nottingham College ‘UK Centre of the Year‘

20/06/2017

Nottingham College was honoured at the City and Guilds Lion Awards last week (15th June), winning the UK Centre of the Year award at a prestigious ceremony held in London’s iconic Kensington Roof Gardens.

Fashion students strut their stuff on the catwalk

16/06/2017

St Mary’s Gate Church became a stunning backdrop for a catwalk fashion show for Nottingham College Fashion students' End of Year catwalk show.

Megan’s artwork reaches new heights

16/06/2017

Talented young artist Megan Cresswell has taken her final college project to a whole new level, literally… 

Ncn and Central College merge to become Nottingham College

08/06/2017

New College Nottingham and Central College Nottingham have today merged to create Nottingham College – set to be one of the largest colleges in the country.