Access to HE

Welcome to One Awards Access to HE Diploma home page

The QAA Access to HE Diploma is an exciting route to Higher Education and into a new career.It is one of the main routes into Higher Education for adults and is part of the UCAS Tariff Point system.It is a highly flexible Level 3 qualification with a wide range of subject options and modes of study.The qualification also enables progression to a whole range of Level 4 programmes including higher apprenticeships. Students can apply for a place at a higher education institution using the usual UCAS application process with the majority successfully gaining a place at their chosen institution.

One Awards is an Access Validating Agency (AVA) licenced by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA). We act as an Awarding Body for the accreditation of Access to HE Diplomas.

For more information on The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) please visit their website

If you require any further information please do not hesitate to contact Jennie Lawson, Head of Quality at or call 0191 5186550.

“One Awards' innovative results service has been a fantastic development for universities and allows us to check students' achievement immediately ourselves. This is an excellent service which means that we are able to confirm student places quickly and effectively without having to follow up with providers and students or wait for results to be sent on to us. This is because their certification turnaround time of less than two days allows One Awards to process student results almost as soon as the colleges/providers have provided the final verified results. This really does help us put students at the heart of our confirmation process”.

Jane Oswald, Assistant Director, Marketing & Student Recruitment
University of Sunderland