Own your future

Aspire Courses

We all come to that moment when we want to change. We're finally ready for that career change we've always wanted. We want to be supported while we learn, and study at our own pace because life is busy, but we still have ambition. Our online courses are designed to be easy to understand and you’ll be supported every step of the way.

Welcome to Aspire

We all come to that moment where we want to change.
We’re finally ready for that career change we’ve always wanted, but don’t know where to start. We realise we’re stuck and need to improve our skills. We want to return to work after parenting, but want to do it on our own terms. We’ve always dreamed of getting into university, but never thought we could achieve it. We want to be supported while we learn, and study at our own pace because life is busy. School wasn’t great for us, but we still have ambition. We want a career that makes a difference, in a job area where there’s plenty of opportunity to go further.
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Aspire courses are there to help you own your future. Designed by experts with experience of running UK market leading training, our distance learning approach enables you to study at your own pace, while being fully supported in an easy to understand and satisfying course layout. We offer our own bespoke version of the highly successful Access to Higher Education Diplomas, which are recognised by the QAA. Widely accepted by universities as your direct passport onto a university degree course, without the need for A Levels, our Diplomas offer a host of benefits in their own right and so can boost your career whether or not you wish to go further. The Diplomas are specifically designed for adult learners and you don’t need other qualifications to do them. They’re available with easy payment options.

The statistics speak for themselves

95% of those completing a Diploma are in employment or further study 40 months after completion.

Over 19,000 students gaining the Diploma entered Higher Education in 2012-13.

87% complete the Diploma in a year.

49% of students doing the Diploma are over 25.

121 Higher Education providers (such as Universities) signed on Access students.

5% of acceptances at university and college are for Access students.


Is Aspire right for you? Yes, if you are...

  •   Someone who wants better skills which could lead to a better job
  •   Someone who has concerns about studying again, maybe because it’s been a long time or you didn’t do well at school
  •   Someone who would like the chance to go to university, but didn’t think you could
  •   Someone who wants to study at your own pace, but with plenty of support
  •   A stay at home mum, young person in a dead end job, redundant or jobless and need to retrain
  •   Someone who finally wants to have the career you always wanted
  •   Someone who likes your job, but wants to move up and be valued more
  •   Someone who aspires to do more

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