Access to University

Specifically aimed at students over 19, the Access to HE Diploma offers a recognised entry qualification to higher education. You can study the course full time over a year if you have GCSE English and Maths at grade C or above. If you do not hold these GCSEs you can take the course part-time over two years and work towards these GCSEs as part of your Access studies. We offer a range of Diplomas, each with a choice of subjects available. But you do need to check what subjects your prospective degree course requires to help you decide what you should take. The Access team at St Vincent College is also able to help you make the right choices, and this will be discussed at interview.

Applying for Access

You can apply 3 different ways:

1. You can apply for these courses using this Application Form and use the Freepost address to send your application to St Vincent College.

2. Or you can fill in the Online Application Form (button below)

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3. Request an application form by emailing your address details.

Once we receive the form we’ll send you an acknowledgement to let you know your application is being processed and then you’ll be invited to meet the Access Manager and attend an informal interview at college.

Access to Higher Education Diplomas

Health and Social Care Professions
Education Studies
Nursing and Healthcare Professions
Social Sciences

Each Diploma includes 3 subject units (3 x 15 credits), an independent research project (9 credits), academic writing skills (3 credits) and critical thinking (3 credits).

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Subjects available:

Education Studies,
Health Studies,

For further information about the Access To Higher Education Diplomas please contact us by email on or by telephone on 023 92588311 or use our Contact Form below

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Contact the College

You can contact St Vincent College by phone, post, fax or email. Alternatively, you can contact us through our website by filling in our contact form with your details and those of your suggestion, request, comment or question. We will respond to your query as soon as possible.

Mill Lane, Gosport, Hants, PO12 4QA

023 9258 8311, 023 9251 1186(Fax)

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