Pathways into Higher Education

There are lots of different routes into Higher Education, to suit different interests, aspirations, skill sets and previous qualifications. Some of them you might be more familiar with, like A Levels and BTECs, while others you might not have heard of, or might not understand too well.

In this section of our website you’ll find an overview of the some of the different qualifications which provide a pathway to Higher Education, links to our partner institutions who offer these qualifications and some student success case studies.

Pathways into Higher Education

There are lots of different routes into Higher Education, to suit different interests, aspirations, skill sets and previous qualifications. Some of them you might be more familiar with, like A Levels and BTECs, while others you might not have heard of, or might not understand too well.

In this section of our website you’ll find an overview of the some of the different qualifications which provide a pathway to Higher Education, links to our partner institutions who offer these qualifications and some student success case studies.

Pathways into Higher Education

There are lots of different routes into Higher Education, to suit different interests, aspirations, skill sets and previous qualifications. Some of them you might be more familiar with, like A Levels and BTECs, while others you might not have heard of, or might not understand too well.

In this section of our website you’ll find an overview of the some of the different qualifications which provide a pathway to Higher Education, links to our partner institutions who offer these qualifications and some student success case studies.

HNCs, HNDs and Foundation Years

Apprenticeships

HE in Further Education

Foundation Years

HNDs, HNCs and Foundation Years

Apprenticeships

HE in Further Education

Student Success Story

After working as a manager within retail, Sammie chose to study a HND Business qualification to complement her experience within the sector. She describes her HND as “a great course to challenge you, which allows you to take your next steps, whether that is further study or progression at work”.

Her HND experience led to her studying a top-up course in Business Administration and Management BA (Hons), working towards gaining a full honours degree.

“I would recommend the degree to anyone looking to advance their career. Gaining my degree has opened up so many doors for me that were not available to me previously. Graduating with a 2:1 and securing a position in marketing is entirely due to achieving my business degree.”

Student Success Story

After working as a manager within retail, Sammie chose to study a HND Business qualification to complement her experience within the sector. She describes her HND as “a great course to challenge you, which allows you to take your next steps, whether that is further study or progression at work”.

Her HND experience led to her studying a top-up course in Business Administration and Management BA (Hons), working towards gaining a full honours degree.

“I would recommend the degree to anyone looking to advance their career. Gaining my degree has opened up so many doors for me that were not available to me previously. Graduating with a 2:1 and securing a position in marketing is entirely due to achieving my business degree.”

Talk to us!

The range of different pathways to access Higher Education can be overwhelming and tricky to navigate.

If you’d like some advice on which option is the best fit for you, or help to find out more information to help you make your decision, please get in touch with our brilliant team and we’ll be happy to help.

Talk to us!

The range of different pathways to access Higher Education can be overwhelming and tricky to navigate.

If you’d like some advice on which option is the best fit for you, or help to find out more information to help you make your decision, please get in touch with our brilliant team and we’ll be happy to help.

Talk to us!

The range of different pathways to access Higher Education can be overwhelming and tricky 
to navigate.


If you’d like some advice on which option is the best fit for you, or help to find out more information to help you make your decision, please get in touch with our brilliant team and we’ll be happy to help.