Eligibility for HHP Plus

Information on which students are eligible for Heading Higher Passport Plus.

HHP Plus is designed for learners studying A Levels, BTEC Diplomas and other Level 3 qualifications. UWE Bristol is committed to widening access to those currently under-represented in higher education. HHP Plus UCAS tariff benefits apply to all undergraduate programmes of study.

To be eligible for the scheme, learners must:

  1. Have the potential to succeed at degree level.
  2. Attend an approved HHP Plus partner school or college.
  3. Meet one or more of the following criteria:
  • live in an area with low progression to higher education, or in a Low Participation Neighbourhood (PDF)
  • be 'care experienced' and/or 'estranged students'. Such as: living with foster carers; living in a residential children's home; being looked after at home under a supervision order; living with friends or relatives in kinship care – either through a formal arrangement (e.g. a Special Guardianship order) or an informal arrangement without local authority support
  • identify themselves as disabled* – this includes long-term health conditions or learning support needs such as dyslexia
  • have refugee status
  • identify themselves as belonging to a Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic (BAME) group – this includes all categories except 'White British'
  • be the first in the family to attend university (i.e. parents have not completed a degree in the UK or overseas)
  • need to study locally for an identified health, social or cultural reason
  • have a family household income of less than £25,000 per year
  • be a service child (a service child, as defined by the SCiP Alliance, is: 'A person whose parent, or carer, serves in the regular armed forces, or as a reservist, or has done at any point during the first 25 years of that person’s life.').

* As defined in the Disabled Student Allowance guidance.