Access to HE Course Expands at NSC


Access to HE students from the Health, Humanities and Science subject areas holding up their desired area of study when they move on to university

A new cohort of Access to HE students is embarking on an intensive year course in preparation for Higher Education at North Shropshire College (NSC). In addition to the ever popular Health route for those wanting to enter Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedicine, students are also aiming to progress to a wide variety of degrees through our new Science and Humanities Diplomas. Humanities students are applying for Primary Teaching, English, Creative Writing and Media whilst Science students are heading for courses as diverse as Physiotherapy, Biomedical Sciences, Astrophysics, Zoology and Environmental Sciences.

A new Access to HE qualification is now available at NSC’s Walford Campus, the Land-Based Studies Access to HE Diploma is ideal for anyone wanting to do study Countryside Management, Land Management, Agriculture and Environmental studies.

Jill Cawthray Access Coordinator commented ‘the Access to HE course is a fantastic bridge to University for those who may not have got the necessary qualifications previously. The best part of my job is seeing the confidence and skills of our students grow with the support of their tutors and peers. We wish them a very successful year. If you want to apply to Access please see our college web-site for more details.’

There is an open evening at Oswestry Campus on Saturday 19th October, 5pm until 8pm, open to all prospective students wishing to join in September 2017.

For more information about Access to HE qualifications please call Jill Cawthray on 01691 688051 or email, you can also go to

About Association of Colleges West Midlands

AoC West Midlands promotes and supports the interests of 38 general further education, sixth form and specialist colleges throughout the West Midlands region. The West Midlands is a diverse region and our colleges reflect this diversity. From small specialist colleges in rural locations to large inner city establishments, colleges reflect the needs of their local environment. Working closely with employers, learners and the local community, our 38 member colleges offer a broad range of flexible learning opportunities for individuals at all levels. They aim to give local people the skills they need for success and prosperity, tackling barriers to learning and providing opportunities that meet the needs of individuals and employers
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