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Press release from the City of Wolverhampton Council, dated 14 October 2021


People thinking about changing their career or improving their employment opportunities are being invited to take an Access to Higher Education course with Adult Education Wolverhampton – and get on the fast track to university.

Previous Access to Higher Education students have gone on to university to study nursing, midwifery, social care, business management, policing, psychology, physiotherapy, art and design and sports science, among others.

Adult Education Wolverhampton delivers Level 3 Access to Higher Education Diplomas in Art & Design, Business & Law, Health Professionals, Social Science and, new this year, Science. Prospective learners are invited to find out more at a series of open days taking place next week.


Councillor Dr Michael Hardacre, the City of Wolverhampton Council’s Cabinet Member for Education and Skills, said:

“Every year, Adult Education Wolverhampton supports its students to make their dreams a reality and, as we come out of lockdown, improving your qualifications and skills is as important as ever.

“If going to university is your goal, but you don’t know where to start, come along to one of the open days next week and find out how Adult Education Wolverhampton can make a difference to your life.”


Access to Higher Education diplomas give students 60 credits and access into many universities. People don’t need to have any formal qualifications to enrol; applicants just need to show they are working to the standard at Level 2 in English and maths by completing an initial assessment.

Courses are free for people aged 19 to 23 if it is their first Level 3 qualification. Anyone else can pay for it through an advanced learner loan which does not need to be paid back if the applicant completes the diploma and goes on to university.

For more information, attend one of the recruitment days at Old Hall Street next week. These are taking place on Monday and Thursday, 18 and 21 October, from 10am-noon and 1pm-4pm, Tuesday and Wednesday, 19 and 20 October, from 10am-noon, 1pm-4pm and 5pm-7pm, and Friday 22 October from 10am-noon.

To find out more about Adult Education Wolverhampton, please visit www.aes.wolverhampton.gov.uk or call 01902 558180.