Access to Higher Education Courses

Access to Higher Education Courses are aimed at mature students (21 plus) who are aspiring to follow a career path which requires university level qualifications. At Riverside College we have an established track record of achieving excellent results for our Access students, supporting them to change their lives by progressing on to university on a wide range of degrees including highly competitive courses (for example Nursing and Midwifery).

Access Courses at Riverside College are designed to develop your study skills, build confidence, allow you to experience different subject areas within your chosen pathway and to prepare you for study at university. They are ideal if you have missed out on an opportunity to study previously or are choosing to change your career.

If you would like to study on one of our Access Courses, you should be motivated, enthusiastic and be able to manage your time effectively. You should also be able to demonstrate commitment to your chosen pathway through work experience or volunteering. In return, we will provide a supportive and caring environment, where you can study with like-minded people and be taught by our outstanding specialist tutors.

Many of our students don’t have to pay the full course fees as funding, fee remission and loans are available depending on your circumstances. Anyone studying the Level 3 Access programme will also be able to apply for the Advanced Learning Loan. This does not have to be paid back if you then go on to university and successfully complete your chosen degree.

Access Courses at Riverside College

Level 3 Access to Higher Education Courses

Level 2 Preparation to Access Courses

Click here for more information about Fees and Funding including the Advanced Learner Loan

Click the button below for information on how to apply and how to enrol on your course.

Help & Support

Please email if you have any questions about our Adult Courses.


Adult Courses Funded by Liverpool City Region Riverside College