For over 30 years Gateway Qualifications has been passionate about Access to Higher Education. We are as dedicated today as we were at the start, which is why we continue to develop exciting new Diplomas and improve our overall offer, ensuring that the everchanging needs and desires of both the learner and the provider are met.
We are a solutions focussed AVA. Access to HE Diplomas are conventional in their makeup and through the regulation of the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA), however, our flexible approach to delivery and assessment and valuable written and physical support means Centres ar able to support all learners to achieve their ambitions for entering higher education and beyond.
Tutor of the Year Awards
We celebrate Access to HE tutors by running awards that see students submit entries and reasons for the nominations. It’s a pleasure reading what students have to say about how their tutor has gone above and beyond to help them achieve their dreams.
The Gateway Qualifications Access to HE Tutor of the Years Awards
Is Access to HE right for your learners?
Learners who study an Access to Higher Education Diploma are usually people who would like to study at university level, but who do not hold traditional formal qualifications. Successfully completing an Access to HE qualification can therefore be a vital stepping stone to higher education and a graduate career.
The Access to HE Diploma is a nationally recognised, level 3 course that is available to learners in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Depending on the type of centre offering the course, our qualifications are suitable for delivery within colleges and learning centres or as a distance-learning online course.
Guidance to help you make an informed decision
Supporting you through the year
When you work with Gateway Qualifications, you get support throughout the year. We offer in-centre training sessions that include:
- Grading refresher sessions
- Updates on QAA regulations
- Webinars that can be viewed live or on-demand when required
Access to HE Timeline
Access to HE Centre Handbook
This handbook is a reference tool to help recognised Gateway Qualifications providers deliver our Access to HE Diploma. It covers the cycle of Access to HE activity from registration, planning and tracking of student achievement, to claiming certificates.
Access to HE Centre Handbook
Enhanced progression opportunities
Through a solid partnership agreement with the University of East London and the University of Suffolk, we are able to offer tutors and students a bespoke and enhanced learning experience.
Enhanced progression opportunities for Access to HE
Supporting learners’ personal development
A guide designed to support staff with responsibility for curriculum to consider the different options for developing learners’ understanding and skills in these areas. It will also be of interest to staff who lead on safeguarding, Prevent, and student welfare.