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You don’t have to be 18 to access higher education.

Wakefield College




HEART and our twelve partners are getting really excited about the forthcoming Yorkshire and Humber regional Adult Learners Week Awards.  Celebrating individual success in learning at all levels is wonderful and never more so than when the celebration is for adults returning to learn.

Often the thought of University level study is something that adult returners see as being too far away and that they don’t have the A levels required.  There are however many routes into and through higher education and one of the most popular for adult learners is the Access to Higher Education Diploma.

This is exactly what Joseph Shaw has done at Wakefield College. As Stuart Parton, Marketing Manager at Wakefield College says:

“We develop Access to Higher Education Diplomas in conjunction with universities, alongside our own HE courses, to provide the foundation knowledge and study skills for those that have been out of education for a while, who are looking to re-engage and undertake higher level study.”

Stuart goes on to say:

“These courses are very successful and prepare adults for study at university or college; supporting them through the application process and providing work placement opportunities which bolster their applications. This particular route can bring a complete change of life direction and focus, as it did for Joseph.”

Joseph Shaw

Joseph fully appreciates the support provided by HEART partner Wakefield College:

“I can’t fault it. If it wasn’t for this course, tutors and everyone involved, I wouldn’t be going to university – no way! Six months ago I was on a building site but now I’m getting ready to go off to university, and it’s all because of Wakefield College.”

So, if like Joseph, you want to change career direction and make your way to degree level study but need to get the skills and entry qualifications in place just get in touch with any of the HEART partner colleges for course information and guidance.