Access to Higher Education diploma minimum ageWatch
The reason why I'm wanting to do an access to higher education diploma is because I've decided I want to do something else instead of joining the public services which is what I'm studying right now.
However, it might be best to check with your college / provider.
Like yourself I wanted to study an Access to HE course at 18. Whilst the university provider I wanted to study with (CU Scarborough) would have allowed me to start the course at 18, I would have been unable to get an advanced learner loan. This means I would have had to self fund and pay the qualification cost myself direct to the university before studying.
I took the decision to wait until I was 19 so I could get the loan but like other people have mentioned, check with where you’d like to study as they may have their own rules. And of course it depends on whether you are able and willing to pay for the course fees.
Hope this helps a little!
Mel - CU Scarborough Student Ambassador (Primary Education and Teaching Studies)