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Access to University

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If you want to go to University but don’t have the right qualifications, then one of our Access courses will help.

It's a life changing place. I started the access course in 2013 without a qualification to my name and not much hope. Last year I started my PhD. I'm now a different person.

The courses are specially designed to let you explore the subject area you want and prepare you for Higher Level study – giving you everything you need to start University. 

Many of our students go onto to study degrees in Nursing, Criminology, Sociology and more. 

Study Access to University with Northern College

Just finishing my Level 3 diploma and loved every minute. Staff are so supportive. Anyone whose deliberating as to whether to go back to education should definitely speak to someone here. I’m so glad I took this course.

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95%

student pass rate for 2020-21

95%

of students rated the College as good or outstanding in supporting them to improve their confidence to learn

Tracy

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“Having left school with no qualifications, I never thought I’d get to where I am now.” - Tracy

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Amazing college and amazing tutors. I can't believe how quick the time went. I've left not only achieving my Diploma in Humanities and Social Science; I've also taken with me confidence and aspirations to be the best I can be.

They do everything they can to support you and help you, and it really does feel like a little community whether you live there or not. My confidence has grown immensely since starting here and I will miss coming when my Access to Higher Education Diploma is finished! 

It's a life changing place. I started the access course in 2013 without a qualification to my name and not much hope. Last year I started my PhD. I'm now a different person.

Northern College for adults changed my life. I did short courses and an Access to Higher Education course. I am now a midwife with a first class degree.

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