Get to University

If your goal is to get to university, we can help you get there. Whether you want to take the traditional route with A Levels or take another path, Open Study College have a number of different course options to help you get to higher education. Discover your options and choose a route that’s best for you.

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    Our student advisers can help you find the right course for your requirements. Fill in the form below and one of them will give you a call back at the time requested.

    A Levels

    The traditional route to university is to take 3 or more A Levels. Your final A Level grades will give you access to a range of degree level courses. A Levels can transfer into UCAS points which act as entry requirements for universities. You’ll gain up to 56 UCAS points per A Level which will then be added together to reach the total number of UCAS points required by your chosen university.

    You can study for an A Level at any age, you don’t have to be school or college age. Studying for your A Levels with Open Study College means you can gain your qualifications without having to attend a college or sixth form. You still get the support of an expert tutor, but this route will allow you to take the next steps to get to university without having to give up work or family commitments.


    Popular A Level courses

    Access to HE

    An Access to HE course is the equivalent of 3 A Levels and it’s an alternative route to university than A Levels. With an Access to He course, the topics you study are more relevant to the degree course you are looking to get into.

    Access to HE courses are designed for those returning to education (19+) and teach you key skills needed for your university course. They are designed to give you relevant academic subject knowledge and the opportunity to learn how to approach study at university-level and develop techniques to help you succeed.

    There is no such thing as a typical Access to HE student. Access to HE Diplomas are taken by students of all ages and backgrounds. Access to HE courses are usually completed within two years.

    Access to HE course

    University year 1 and 2

    We offer a number of courses that are equivalent to years 1 and 2 of a degree in a various number of different subjects and sectors.

    This is ideal if you are returning to education or would prefer to gain your degree alongside your work and life commitments.


    University year 1 and 2 courses

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