Welcome to the Central College for Education

Your higher education aspirations are at the centre of all that we do. Our tailored Access to Higher Education Diplomas are ideal if you want to start a university course but have no formal qualifications. You can do all of your learning from home. Distance learning enables you to study for recognised qualifications in a structured, supported way without attending classes or college. Many universities will welcome you aboard to further your higher education on a degree course, after completing a relevant Access to Higher Education Diploma.

Want to know the facts?

23,660

Diploma students entered higher education in England and wales in 2017

74% of Access to HE students are accepted by higher education providers in their local area

94% of the 23,660 students were in full time study


93% of of higher education leavers with an Access to HE Diploma were in employment or further study six months after they completed the course.

87% of Access to Higher Education students are over 21 years old.

47% of Access to Higher Education students choose to study health and medicine related courses.

Studying with Central College for Education could be the right choice for you if...

  • It has been a long time since you have been in education
  • You want the opportunity to go to university
  • You want better skills which could lead to a better job
  • Desire a flexible way to study in your own time
  • Want to pursue the career you have always sought after

How can studying with Central College for Education help your career?

By achieving qualifications with us and moving on to university, you will be able to transform your career opportunities and chances for promotion. You could enrol at university and increase your academic knowledge, or enhance your professional prospects by demonstrating your ability, motivation and work ethic to employers.

Available courses