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: or call 0330 555 1233.

At Gateshead College, we have been delivering Access to HE Diploma’s with One Awards for over 10 years, which has been exceptionally rewarding to see such a high percentage of learners progressing to university. Access Diplomas prepare adult learners for university far better than any other adult Level 3 course as they are tailor made to equip learners for university level study. The high quality of the Diploma is evident in the curriculum design, robust quality processes, validation process and the breadth of standardisation training, and support for provider and staff.

Deborah Wood, Curriculum Operations Manager
Gateshead College