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The Access to Higher Education Diploma is a nationally-recognised Level 3 qualification designed to prepare adults to study in higher education. The Diploma could help you to get into higher education or give you a second chance at a graduate career by giving you an introduction to a different subject area.


Access to HE courses are available in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. You can study at a college or with a training provider, or at home through distance-learning.


The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) regulates Access to HE Diplomas.