Cambridge Regional College - Centre of Vocational Excellence

Access to Higher Education

Our Access to Higher Education programme is specially designed to meet the needs of adult students (aged 19 and over) wishing to return to education so that they can progress into university. The dynamic courses aim to refresh and extend knowledge, skills and confidence.

We have a range of courses that are available to study both full time and part time, you can explore these below.

Access to Higher Education Courses

If you are applying as an International Student, please contact our International Centre via email or telephone 00 44 (0)1223 226317.

Financial Assistance

You may be eligible for financial support towards such costs as travel, equipment, books and childcare. If you are aged 19 or over, you may also qualify for an Advanced Learner Loan to help pay your Access course tuition fees.  This loan may be written off, if you then go on to complete a Higher Education qualification. Visit our Advanced Learner Loan information page to find out more or contact us on 01223 226315 or email

For information on whether you are eligible for a bursary click here.

“The Access course was very good, a real eye-opener. It gave me the confidence to face whatever was put in front of me and the skills I needed for university.”

Wanangwa Kyumba

“A year ago I had no self-confidence but the Access course changed my life. I feel that I can do anything now, and the world is suddenly full of opportunities.”

Ash Aqui, CAVA award-winner

Cambridge Campus Status

Huntingdon Campus Status