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Access to Higher Education

Why study an Access to Higher Education Diploma at UCR?

If your sights are set on studying a degree, but you need further qualifications first, don’t worry – our Access to Higher Education Diploma is your launchpad for higher level study! 

Whether you want to study a degree to secure graduate-level employment, to pursue your passion for the land based sector or to develop your academic skills and knowledge, we are here to help at UCR 

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Prepare for degree level study

Have you always loved the natural environment? Do you dream of having a rewarding graduate level job in the land based sector, within fields such as environmental conservation, animal welfare or sustainability?  

Just because you don’t have the entry requirements to study a degree right now, that doesn’t mean you need to give up on your dream. At UCR, we’ll support your ambition every step of the way to develop your academic skills to progress on to studying your chosen degree.  

As we work closely with our partner institution the University of Chester, you can be certain that you’ll be ready to progress onto a wide range of degree programmes – either at UCR or further afield.  

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Build your confidence

You will be mentored by dedicated University Centre lecturers in small class sizes – ideal if you are looking to progress quickly and build your confidence before starting your degree.  

Whether you have had a break from education or need to balance study with other commitments, our inclusive and supportive community will help to prepare you for your degree, whatever your circumstances. Every year students with diverse circumstances and a range of interests successfully build their confidence, expand their skills and realise their academic potential through completing this course and progressing to higher education.  

Our flexible approach also means that you can fit the studies around your personal commitments, making it even easier to achieve your goals. We are within one-hour travelling distance of Manchester, Liverpool and Birmingham, and we have on-site accommodation, so wherever you live UCR is an excellent option for you.  


View our full list of degree courses and diplomas.

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Access to Higher Education Diploma

Access to Higher Education

Access to Higher Education Diploma (Land Based Studies)

1 Year


“This course has definitely given me the confidence and motivation to fulfil my dreams. Studying at Reaseheath has changed my life and I feel that all my future success will be due to the guidance I’ve received from the lecturers here.”

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