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The Access to Higher Education (HE) Diploma is designed to enable learners without standard qualifications to progress to higher education.

The aim of the Access to HE Diploma is to reintroduce learners to education, recognising prior skills and experience and offers learners a supportive and encouraging return to learning, at a level appropriate for entry to HE. Our centres will help to nurture and develop the study and interpersonal skills necessary to succeed at HE, raising awareness of the opportunities that returning to study and lifelong learning can bring.

At Gateway Qualifications we have developed a wide range of Access to HE Diplomas in the following subject areas to facilitate the ambitions of learners wanting to enter HE:

  • Business and Administrative
  • Childcare and Education
  • Construction
  • Creative and Design
  • Digital
  • Engineering and Manufacturing
  • Health and Social Care
  • Legal, Finance and Accounting
  • Public & Protective Services
  • Sales, Marketing and Procurement
  • Transport and Logistics

Access to HE Unit Support Materials

Resources for both learner and tutor that cover a number of our Access to HE units.

Access to HE Unit Support Materials

Click to view a full list of units available

Access to HE Catalogue

Our catalogue outlines what makes our diplomas stand out, and offers information on how we can support your delivery. You’ll find visual graphics and case studies that show how our Access to HE Diplomas change lives too.

Access to HE Catalogue

Delivering our Diplomas

To find out about what we have to offer, take a look at our diploma pages

5 benefits of taking your Access to HE Diploma online

Our Diplomas are being delivered at further education colleges, adult and community education centres and private training centres, all approved by Gateway Qualifications and monitored for their quality and standards throughout the delivery. Use the link below to find out where you can study one of our diplomas.

QAA Access to HE directory

Use the links below to find out more information about becoming an recognised centre or studying an Access to HE diploma.