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Access higher level learning online

Keep learning, wherever you are.

Access to HE now available to study online, with engaging digital resources and expert support as standard:

  • Humanities pathway
  • Stepping stone to university-level courses
  • Monthly online seminars
  • Part-time, flexible study


Making online learning simple and engaging.

Access to HE Blended (Humanities)

For those who missed the opportunity to go to university first time round, who are confident studying independently.

This blended course includes online study and assignments, monthly remote seminars with GC's experienced lecturers, on campus exams, and dedicated support.

Why GC?

We're your local college

  • Award-winning teaching and learning that's nationally recognised
  • Extensive experience in teaching online
  • Lecturers have worked in their industries
  • Students are supported to succeed
  • High quality online content and resources

Course Details

For those who want to study History, English, Creative Writing, Journalism, Psychology or Sociology at university.

Delivery: Remote learning with three on-campus exams

Access to HE Blended is studied independently, via access to GC's high quality online resources and seminars with tutors.

Course topics include sociology, psychology, English literature and study skills. 

A stepping stone to university, our Humanities Diploma has a 92% success rate and students are fully supported by their tutor every step of the way.

Funding available

There may be funding available to help pay for your course, via the government-backed Advanced Learner LoanIt's easy to apply for, doesn’t take your household income into account and doesn’t involve a credit check.


To find out more, or if you have any questions, please call Student Services on 0345 155 2020 or email


Why Gloucestershire College?

We guide any ambitious and motivated person on their journey through education and their career, by providing the right environment that encourages and nurtures individual talents.

Our industry-standard facilities and experienced teaching team provide our students with the skills businesses truly need.

We are here to help

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90% of students would recommend GC and 95% said that the teaching on their course was good.

Ofsted has rated us good.

  • We offer industry relevant facilities
  • Our lecturers are passionate subject specialists
  • Employers value our students' skills

We'll look after you. We have dedicated teams to help you and a great Learning Mentor scheme.