This Diploma will provide a fit for purpose programe of study which allows for students to develop foundation knowledge and core skills which would support progression to HE in a related subject.
The Diploma will provide Learners with underpinning skills to support academic study and provide a level 3 qualification linked to their proposed HE study. The Diploma has mandatory requirement covering finance, business planning, leadership, marketing, IT and technology related units as well as research and ungraded units that will support the development of underpinning skills appropriate to further study.
Why choose this qualification?
Following successful completion of this Diploma, learners will be able to progress to University to study business management and computing, computing science, computing for businesses, economics and computing, philosophy and computing and computing and business information.
This Diploma will also help learners towards developing their individuality, improving problem solving skills, using initiative and thereby increasing their overall confidence.
Students must achieve all credits from this group
Business Planning and Budgets
Effective Business Processes
External Factors Affecting Business
IT Applications - Applications Software
Students must achieve 15 credits from this group
Academic Reading Skills
Academic Writing Skills
Application of Number - Interpreting and Presenting Information
Communication - Speaking and Listening
Computer Data Protection
Preparation for Higher Education
Presenting Information Using ICT
Promoting Wellbeing and Building Resilience
Self Assessment and Personal Tutorial
There are now two main sources for funding information, a straightforward ESFA Qualification Search and the more detailed Find a Learning Aim website.
The new Find a learning aim (FALA) service provides a search tool that you can use to check the funding status of any qualification, framework, unit, standard or T Level:
The Education and Skills Funding Agency search provides funding information on qualifications. It does not provide funding information for units, non-regulated activity and work placements, for this information please use Find a learning aim (FALA).
How to find a learning aim
If you’re not sure how to use the new find a learning aim website, we’ve created a handy walkthrough to help you:
Additional funding information for Access to HE
- Access to HE is eligible for funding as part of the legal entitlement offer.
- Access to HE is eligible for funding via Advanced Learner Loans and appears on the Advanced Learner Loans catalogues published by the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA).
- Access to HE Diplomas are designed for adult learners aged 19+ and the ESFA only funds young people on these programmes by exception, as stated in paragraph 149, page 39 of the Funding guidance for young people 2020 to 2021.
We have done our best to collate and summarise the key information, and wherever possible we alert our providers to changes in funding policy.
This funding information is provided in good faith and it is always advisable to check directly with the funding agencies before committing to delivery.