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Arrangements for the award and assessment of the Access to HE Diploma in 2022-23


Access to HE students can find all the latest information on this website. Access to HE providers should visit the QAA website.


The Access to Higher Education Diploma is a qualification which prepares people without traditional qualifications for study at university. Access to HE courses are delivered by colleges in England and Wales, and are available in a range of different subjects, such as nursing, social studies, law, and art and design.

What is my ideal career?

Map out your future and find Access to HE courses linked to your career ambitions.

Is Access to HE right for me?

Find key information about Access to HE, to help you decide if it's right for you.

How do i find a course?

Use our search to discover approved Access to HE courses in your local area and beyond.

How do I apply?

When you've found a suitable course, contact the college directly for more information.

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The Access course totally changed my life. I’ve seen how the power of education can transform lives.
Nick Petford, Vice-Chancellor, University of Northampton
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Access to HE students are accepted at over 140 universities every year.