What is an Access Diploma?

The QAA Access to Higher Education (HE) Diploma is a qualification which will prepare you for study at degree level. If you would like to go to university but left school without the qualifications you need, then an Access to HE Diploma course might be the right choice for you. The Access to HE Diploma, awarded by One Awards, is accepted by universities throughout England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland

Access Students
Access Students
Access Students
Access Students

Funding your studies

A student loan is not currently available for Access to Higher Education Diplomas studied through Arden, but we believe costs shouldn’t be a barrier to personal development. This is why our Access courses offer excellent value for money and you can pay as you go. If you are looking for a smart and flexible option to study then look no further - you can stay in control of your finance and focus on your learning. Our pay in full fee is £2,475, or you can choose to pay as you go and begin your Access to HE Diploma for £690.

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Once you have completed the Access to HE course, you will have the confidence and skills to enrol on to a degree level course and achieve your ambitions. Studying an Access course with Arden usually takes around a year to complete, but the minimum duration is typically 9 months.

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Distance Learning

Your Access course will be studied via distance learning. Studying online means that you can fit your existing commitments, such as your job, family and lifestyle choices easily around your studies. You access all your materials through our online portal and will receive the same excellence in support that Arden delivers throughout its higher education programmes as the experts in flexible learning.

What makes Arden University special

Flexible learning that fits around you

Flexible learning that
fits around you

Career-focussed qualifications

Career-focused qualifications

Affordable study

Affordable study with
funding available

One-to-one support

1-2-1 support from
enrolment to graduation

Who are Arden University?

At Arden, we believe everyone, everywhere has the right to higher education. We've supported more than 50,000 students over 25 years and are the experts in flexible higher education.

We offer career-focused blended learning qualifications at our London campus as well as providing online courses across the world.

We work in partnership with and many of our courses are accredited by professional bodies.

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