Access to Higher Education

We offer a range of full-time Access to Higher Education courses covering different subjects, vocations and career pathways that are designed to support your progression to higher-level study with us or at university.

Fay's Story

Fay Vincent wanted to study Forensic Science at University, but when she tried to apply last year she realised she needed a Higher in a science subject to be considered for entry.

“I was really disappointed until I realised I could get a place on the Access to Life Science course at the D&A College.”

Since then she has surprised herself at how much she loves biology, just how good she is at chemistry (100% pass rate so far!) and how good her maths skills are.

“It’s been a great experience so far. The staff are really helpful and supportive, the course content is really interesting, and my classmates are great.”

Fay hopes this is the first step on the journey to getting a well-paid job.

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