Diploma Development and Modification

In this section you will find the documents required to develop a new QAA Access to HE Diploma and to apply to make a minor modification to a validated Diploma. You will also find guidance for creating new units. Simply click on the relevant links below. To help you understand the processes involved, please watch the associated videos.

New Access to HE Diploma Application Form

One Awards Guide to Diploma Development

Application for a minor modification to a Diploma

One Awards Unit Development Guidance

Documents to be used for diploma and unit development and/or modification:     

One Awards Guide to Access to HE Diploma Validation Panels 2021-22  

Programme Submission Document Template

Programme Submission Document Appendix Template

Rules of Combination template

Diploma Assessment Plan (AP1) template

Unit development template

If you would like to discuss any of these changes or developments further then please feel free to speak to One Awards directly for advice and guidance. In addition, if you think your modifications are major, please speak to us directly. Contact: or call 0191 518 6550 to discuss your needs.                    

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