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Gateway to HE

Our FREE part-time Gateway to Higher Education (HE) course offers you the chance to see if study is for you.

This course is designed to help you develop your skills, knowledge and confidence.

We teach these classes in an informal style, and they take place part-time so you can fit them around work and family commitments.

This course is an equivalent level of study to Access or A-levels, and if you complete the course successfully, you will be eligible to study for a degree at the University of Warwick.


This course is designed for adults who live in the local area. We don't ask for previous qualifications.

On this course, you will meet and work with others who will be embarking on a similar journey to your own, in an environment designed for adult learners.

Successful completion of the course guarantees you a place on the University of Warwick’s part-time BA (Hons) Social Studies Degree.

Learn more from the course tutor.

Watch Dr Steve Gascoigne introduce the Gateway to HE course. This video was filmed in September 2016.

Watch students talk about the Gateway to HE course. This video was filmed in 2018.
All views expressed are the students' own.

Key facts

Starts: March 2022

Level: Short course

Length: 19 weeks (Part-time)

Venue: Online

Success stories

"I have been taking part in the Gateway to HE for social studies and have really being enjoying it. I would highly recommend the Gateway course as it prepares you for university life."

Shannon, current Gateway to HE student