Diploma Development and Modification

If you are interested in seeking approval to run an additional diploma or amending an existing one then you will need to speak to One Awards directly for advice and guidance. Contact John Earland, Access to HE Manager at or call 0191 518 6550 who will discuss your needs.

Minor modifications can usually be dealt with quickly via an application form. Major developments or modifications will result in a peer panel process involving current diploma practitioners, HE representatives, subject experts and moderators and therefore tend to take longer.

All modifications and new Access to HE Diplomas must be approved prior to delivery. For more information about the development and approval process, please contact John Earland, Access to HE Manager, at or call the One Awards office for a discussion on 0191 518 6550. 

For further information about the approval process, please download the One Awards - Access to HE Diploma leaflet

For Information about funding please visit the Education and Skills Funding Agency webpage:

For application forms to request amendments to an existing diploma, please click the link below:

Application to modify a validated Diploma

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