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Access to HE

If you’ve been out of education for some time, didn't take A-levels or their equivalents when you were at school and you now want to go to university, you can enrol in our Access to Higher Education courses which can get you back into learning and prepare you for study at university level. 

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Which access course is best for me?

Take a look at the degree areas below to find out which access course is best for you.

Humanities

Teacher - Social Worker - Journalism - Youth / Community Worker - Psychologist (Child) - Criminologist - Creative Writing    

Science

Zoology - Marine Biology - Paramedic - Nutritionist - Physiotherapy - Podiatry - Physics - Pharmacy - Pharmacology - Ecology and Conservation - Biochemistry - Biomedical Sciences - Biology - Forensic Biology - Food Science - Paramedic Science    

Healthcare Professions

Midwifery - Nursing (Adult) - Nursing (Child) - Nursing (Mental Health) - Paramedic - Paramedic Science - Physiotherapy - Operating Department Practice (ODP) - Radiography - Podiatry - Occupational Therapy - Human Physiology - Healthcare Science - Healthcare Management - Social Work - Speech Therapy - Psychotherapy - Psychology


Sport Science

Teaching Sports - Sport Injuries - Physiotherapy - Osteopathy - Sports Development Officer - Coaching

Did you know?

Advanced Learner Loans are available to cover the cost of full or part time courses for those aged over 19.

Once you have completed an HE course, your outstanding Advanced Learner Loan balance for an Access to HE course can be written off. This means you don’t have to repay it.

The higher education course must be eligible for student finance.

Find out more

Financial Help for 18+ Years

Financial Help for 18+ Years

Returning to education may not be as difficult as you think. You may be eligible to receive financial support to provide help with tuition fees, childcare and travel costs.
 

Student Finance for Higher Education (18+)

If you're planning on studying a university level course with us, there may be funding available to help you with course fees and living costs. Funding is administered by the government through Student Finance England. To apply, you will need to register online

 

The Chichester College Learning Support Grant for 19+

The Chichester College Learning Support Grant is the name we have given to our discretionary learner support scheme and is administered by the college.

This grant can provide you with:

  • Help with travel costs
  • Help with equipment, books or resources costs.
  • Contribution towards childcare costs.
  • Help to pay UCAS admin fees.
  • contribution towards enrichment activities linked to your course.


How do I apply for the Chichester College Learning Support Grant?

You can apply online for the Chichester College Learning Support Grant. We have tried to make applying as simple as possible, but it will involve filling in online forms, providing evidence and telling us about your financial situation. We will then make an assessment based on your personal circumstances.

The Chichester College Learning Support Grant may still be available to successful applicants of the 19+ Advanced Learning Loan (see below) if the total household income is below £32,000.
 

Apply online

 

Advanced Learner Loan

You can apply for a loan to help cover the costs of full or part-time courses for adults (aged 19 and over) covering an extensive range of subjects, all leading to a recognised level 3 to level 6 qualification. Call 01243 786321 for an informal chat with our admissions team to discuss all the options.


Am I eligible?

You are eligible to receive a Advanced Learner Loan if you are:

  • Aged 19 or over
  • Studying a recognised further education level 3, 4, 5 or 6 qualification
  • A resident in the UK


When can I apply?

You can start applying for your loan from the 1st of June of the year of your enrolment. For more information visit the Gov.UK website.


Professional and Career Development Loans

A Professional and Career Development Loan is a commercial bank loan that you can use to help pay for work-related learning. For further information visit the Gov.UK website or contact the National Careers Service on 0800 100 900.

 

Travel

Buses

Stagecoach is offering a 7 day student Megarider gold ticket to allow unlimited bus travel on their bus services within West Sussex including routes to Brighton, Hampshire and Surrey. For more information or to buy your ticket online visit Stagecoach.


Trains

If your journey to Chichester or Brinsbury campus begins at Billingshurst, Shoreham-by-sea or Chichester, or any of the stations inbetween, you can purchase a 7 day Unizone ticket. A Unizone ticket entitles you to 7 days unlimted travel (within the destinations described above).

To purchase the Unizone ticket you will need both a 16-25 Railcard and a student card. Your student card will be given to you when you enrol. You will need to apply online at www.16-25railcard.co.uk for your 16-25 railcard.

If you are over the age of 25 you can also apply for the 16-25 railcard. You will need to upload and complete the Mature Student Declaration available on the 16-25 railcard website.

 

If your journey to Chichester or Brinsbury campus begins at Horley or Ockley, or any of the stations inbetween, you will be entitled to a 34% discount. Tickets are purchased from Southern Railway's website www.southernrailway.com.

This will be subject to the following conditions:

- You must be a full time student

- You must have obtained a free 'Sussex Student Card' (visit www.westsussex.gov.uk/schooltransport )

- You must purchase your ticket for a minimum of one month

Your discount will only be valid for stations that are not covered by the Worthing and Billingshurst Unizone.

 

Childcare

We have a nursery called First Steps at both the Chichester and Brinsbury campuses, which offer great quality childcare to students.

If you are aged 19 or under and have children, you can apply for help with childcare costs from the Care to Learn scheme.  If you are aged over 20, you can apply for help through the Chichester College Learning Support Grant for 19+.

 

Residential Bursaries

We offer bursaries to full-time students taking landbased courses at our Brinsbury campus who live beyond a normal, daily traveling distance. The bursary is for accommodation costs or for travel costs, if the student wishes to stay at home.  The bursary can be up to £94 a week for students living away from home.  The bursary is means tested, so the amount you receive will depend on your family's income.  Applications for bursaries are made direct to the college, please speak to the Student Finance team for more information.

 

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Events

YES! Day at Chichester

Say ‘YES!’ to Chichester College. Your Education Sorted.

Think it’s too late to think about starting a new course with us? Think again! Whatever your dreams or ambitions, we can help you to achieve those goals – whether you’ve just finished school or are looking for a new career.

Our YES! events are open to anyone who is looking to start a course in September 2018, and wants more information about what’s available.They offer you a chance to talk to college staff, obtain career advice and find out about the range of courses that are available – you have more options than you might think.

We offer a diverse range of vocational courses, A-levels, professional qualifications and apprenticeships, as well as higher education and access courses. There's something for everyone.

Date: 
Thursday, August 30, 2018 -
16:30 to 19:00
Location: 
Chichester Campus
Header Image: 
Chichester College
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Chichester College
Subjects: 
Accounting Qualifications
A-Levels
Access to HE
Adult Education
Apprenticeships
Arts
Art, Design & Media
Fashion
Media & Film
Humanities & Social Science
Languages
Music
Jazz
Music Technology
Popular Music
Performing Arts
Acting & Drama
Musical Theatre
Stage Management
Body
Hair & Beauty
Beauty Therapy
Hairdressing
Childcare
Health & Social Care
Sport & PE
Coaching & Instructing
Health & Fitness
Sport & Leisure
GCSE
Higher Education
Industry
Business & Management
Accounting & Finance
Business
Human Resources
Law
Leadership & Management
Marketing
Project Management
Catering & Hospitality
Construction
Brickwork
Carpentry & Joinery
Electrical
Gas
Health, Safety & Security
Painting & Decorating
Plumbing
Furniture & Upholstery
Motor Industry
Motor Cycle
Motor Vehicle
Public Services
Travel & Tourism
Animal/Veterinary Care & Dog Grooming
Animal Care
Dog Grooming
Veterinary Care
Professional Courses
CIM, CIPD & ILM Courses
CIPD Courses
ILM courses
Science, Computing & Engineering
Computing & IT
Engineering
Maths & Science

Autumn Open Morning at Brinsbury

Brinsbury is the countryside campus of Chichester College. Our open events give you the opportunity to have a look round the campus, as well as talking to our friendly staff to help you decide which course is right for you.

If you'd like to talk to us before the next event then our admissions team are here to help.  You can drop in to see them at either campus or ring 01243 786321.

Date: 
Saturday, October 6, 2018 -
10:00 to 13:00
Location: 
Brinsbury Campus
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Agriculture
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Agriculture
Subjects: 
Access to HE
Adult Education
Higher Education
Agriculture
Animal/Veterinary Care & Dog Grooming
Animal Care
Dog Grooming
Veterinary Care
Blacksmithing & Farriery
Equine
Horticulture & Landscape Gardening
Forestry & Arboriculture

Autumn Open Evening at Chichester

Come in and look around, chat to staff and students, view our facilities, have a go at some of the activities and explore the many courses we have on offer.

If you can't make it into campus for our open events, we are open all year round so please do pop in and visit our Positive About Futures team and admissions staff in the Student Centre who can help you choose the best course for you. You can drop in to see them 8.30am to 5.00pm Monday – Friday or contact the admissions team on 01243 786321.

Date: 
Tuesday, October 16, 2018 -
16:30 to 19:00
Location: 
Chichester Campus
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Subjects: 
Accounting Qualifications
A-Levels
Access to HE
Adult Education
Apprenticeships
Arts
Art, Design & Media
Art & Design
Fashion
Media & Film
Humanities & Social Science
Humanities
Languages
Music
Jazz
Music Technology
Popular Music
Performing Arts
Acting & Drama
Dance
Musical Theatre
Stage Management
Body
Hair & Beauty
Beauty Therapy
Hairdressing
Health, Care & Childhood Studies
Childcare
Health & Social Care
Sport & PE
Coaching & Instructing
Health & Fitness
Sport & Leisure
GCSE
Higher Education
Higher & Degree Apprenticeships
Industry
Business & Management
Accounting & Finance
Business
Customer services
Human Resources
Law
Leadership & Management
Marketing
Project Management
Catering & Hospitality
Construction
Brickwork
Carpentry & Joinery
Electrical
Furniture
Gas
Health, Safety & Security
Painting & Decorating
Plumbing
Furniture & Upholstery
Motor Industry
Motor Cycle
Motor Vehicle
Public Services
Travel & Tourism
Professional Courses
CIM, CIPD & ILM Courses
CIPD Courses
ILM courses
Science, Computing & Engineering
Computing & IT
Engineering
Maths & Science
SEND
Teacher Training & Education
Vocational

Autumn Open Morning at Chichester

Come in and look around, chat to staff and students, view our facilities, have a go at some of the activities and explore the many courses we have on offer.

If you can't make it into campus for our open events, we are open all year round so please do pop in and visit our Positive About Futures team and admissions staff in the Student Centre who can help you choose the best course for you. You can drop in to see them 8.30am to 5.00pm Monday – Friday or contact the admissions team on 01243 786321.

Date: 
Saturday, November 3, 2018 -
10:00 to 13:00
Location: 
Chichester Campus
Header Image: 
Chichester College
Thumbnail Image: 
Chichester College
Subjects: 
Accounting Qualifications
A-Levels
Access to HE
Adult Education
Apprenticeships
Arts
Art, Design & Media
Art & Design
Fashion
Media & Film
Humanities & Social Science
Humanities
Languages
Music
Jazz
Music Technology
Popular Music
Performing Arts
Acting & Drama
Dance
Musical Theatre
Stage Management
Body
Hair & Beauty
Beauty Therapy
Hairdressing
Health, Care & Childhood Studies
Childcare
Health & Social Care
Sport & PE
Coaching & Instructing
Health & Fitness
Sport & Leisure
GCSE
Higher Education
Higher & Degree Apprenticeships
Industry
Business & Management
Accounting & Finance
Business
Customer services
Human Resources
Law
Leadership & Management
Marketing
Project Management
Catering & Hospitality
Construction
Brickwork
Carpentry & Joinery
Electrical
Furniture
Gas
Health, Safety & Security
Painting & Decorating
Plumbing
Furniture & Upholstery
Motor Industry
Motor Cycle
Motor Vehicle
Public Services
Travel & Tourism
HNC & HND (International)
Access to Higher Education (International)
Vocational (International)
Animal Management (International)
Art, Design & Media (International)
Beauty Therapy (International)
Professional Courses
CIM, CIPD & ILM Courses
CIPD Courses
ILM courses
Science, Computing & Engineering
Computing & IT
Engineering
Maths & Science
SEND
Teacher Training & Education
Vocational