Six new Diplomas introduced to our extended range of Access to Higher Education Diplomas.

We are delighted to introduce six brand new Access to HE Diplomas in response to college requests and to help meet local training and employment needs. These new Diplomas provide a route into Higher Education and University for learners who are returning to studying or who do not yet meet the entry requirements for the course.

Support materials and assignment briefs are available for many units within these new diplomas as well as our existing diplomas to help you with delivery. Many units are shared across a number of different diplomas and cohorts can easily be taught alongside one another to gain economies of delivery and meet the needs of your learners.

The new Access to HE Diplomas are:

Creative and Digital Media

The diploma will provide students with the underpinning knowledge and understanding needed to support academic study in this subject area. There are a broad range of practical and creativity-based units, as well technical units to develop student knowledge and skills in key areas of interest, linked to the different aspects of media.

Units include:

  • Website design and production
  • Digital Marketing Communication
  • Understanding social media advertising and promotion

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Creative Industries

This diploma is ideal for those wanting to understand how creativity functions in organisations and the best management practices for creating, circulating and commercialising ideas, knowledge and information. The diploma will provide an understanding of the key principles in managing the skill and talent that power sectors such as media, art and crafts, design, film and video, music, theatre and the performing arts, publishing, TV and radio, and digital design.

Units include:

  • Film editing
  • Digital Sound and Video Capture
  • Radio Production
  • Costume Design: Development

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Logistics and Business Management

In today’s business world, success is increasingly hinged on the speed and efficiency of supply chains, and the logistics of getting goods to end users. This diploma provides the knowledge and understanding of all aspects of logistics, as well as how businesses operate and are managed. Students will explore the links and how reliant on one another these two aspects are, to ensure business success.

Units include:

  • E-Commerce
  • Finance and Accounts
  • Analysing and Presenting Business Data

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Social Work

This diploma provides the academic knowledge and practical skills students need to start in their chosen career path and is designed for anyone that is passionate about making a difference to children, families and adults. It will provide the skills and qualities needed to become a social worker, and after the last year will be an increasingly needed occupation.

Units include:

  • Child Development
  • Dementia Awareness
  • Understand how to support young people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or questioning (LGBTQ+)

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Following the QAA subject descriptor guidance, we are pleased to be able to offer an Access to HE Diploma in medicine to complement our successful Medicine and Medical Sciences Diploma. It provides an in-depth study of science to underpin any future medical training and is aimed at students who wish to go to medical school.

Units include:

  • Introduction to Genetics
  • The Human Skeleton and Muscles
  • Cell Biology

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Health and Human Sciences

This new diploma compliments our range of already established healthcare Access to HE courses on offer. It is designed to prepare students for study on health-related degree programs such as Health and Social Care, Mental Health Nursing, Midwifery, Nursing, Nutrition, Public Health, to name but a few.

Unit includes:

  • Nutrition and Digestion
  • Plant and Soil Science
  • Biological Molecules

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Becoming an Access to HE Centre

Our streamlined approach makes becoming an Access to HE provider as simple as possible. Discuss your requirements with a member of our Business Development team who will help you complete the approval documentation – the dedicated Access to HE team and the Gateway Qualifications staff will be with you every step of the way! Once all the quality assurance checks and processes have been completed, you’re ready to go!

If you are interested in finding out more about delivering our Access to HE Diplomas, please complete our enquiry form and a member of our Business Development team will be in touch to discuss your requirements.

A large number of the units on our diplomas have assignment briefs and full support materials available to make delivery and teaching easier and to support learners, particularly with a blended approach and home study.

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