Information for students

One Awards Access to HE Diplomas are developed by our providers to meet the needs of students. There is a wide range of subject areas to choose from which are accepted by universities across the UK and which lead to many career opportunities.

Currently there are Access to HE Diplomas in:

Animal Management and Conservation
Art and DesignHumanities and Social Sciences
Built EnvironmentLaw and Criminology
Business and ICT
Business Studies
Performing Arts
Photography and Media
Creative and Digital IndustriesPsychology and Healthcare
Educational StudiesScience
Social Care Studies
Games DesignSocial Sciences and Social Care
Social Work Studies
Health ScienceSports Studies

Access to HE Diploma Structure

Each Access to HE Diploma is composed of a number of units with a level and credit value. Students must achieve 60 credits in total. 15 of the credits are from ungraded units and 45 are graded. Graded units, once achieved, are awarded a Pass, Merit or Distinction.

To find out more about the Access to HE Diploma, visit the QAA Access to HE website.

To apply for one of our diplomas you will need to contact the provider of your choice directly. To find a course running at your local provider, please follow this link to The QAA Courses Database.

The provider will also give advice on their admission process, fees and progression opportunities.

Access to HE students can apply for a place at university using the UCAS application process and the majority successfully gain a place at their chosen institution.

To find out more about UCAS and the HE application process, please visit the UCAS website

More information for students from One Awards, click here

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“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