Can I Get to University Without A Levels?

Going to university is an exciting and rewarding experience that opens doors to countless opportunities. However, many people believe that getting there requires a traditional A Level education. 

But what if you don't have A Levels or didn't perform well in them? Is it still possible to get into university? The answer is yes - you can get to university without A Levels, and in this blog post, we'll explore how.

One option that many students choose is the Access to Higher Education Diploma. 

What is an Access to HE Course?

An Access to Higher Education course is a qualification designed specifically for people who want to go to university but don't have traditional qualifications like A Levels. 

The courses are recognised by universities across the UK and provide a pathway to higher education for people from a wide range of backgrounds. 

What are the benefits of an Access to HE course?

Getting to university without A levels, and instead with an Access to Higher Education course is beneficial in many ways.

You can study an Access to HE course through distance learning. This is the perfect, flexible option for those with busy lives who need to balance studying around their schedule. This means you can study from the comfort of your own home, submit your assignments online or by post, and not have to worry about getting to class on time. You don’t have to give up your job, so you’re able to change your career.

The course itself is very specific to the course you are looking to study at university. The modules you study will be relevant and will prepare you for the course, sometimes much better than A levels would!

Do all universities accept them?

Many universities accept an Access to Higher Education course and for some courses, universities actually prefer them because of the way they prepare learners for university.

However, you must check if your chosen university will accept the course before you enrol onto your chosen Access to HE course.

How does it work?

An Access to HE course is equivalent to 3 A Levels. This means that you will earn UCAS points in the same way that A Levels can. The Access courses are generally graded on credits which will then translate into UCAS points.

Some universities only accept A Level grades as opposed to UCAS points so you need to ensure you check this with your chosen university beforehand.

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Can I Get to University Without A Levels?