Higher Education In this section Studying higher education Programmes Foundation degree programmes Top-up degree programmes Masters degree Professional qualifications Higher Apprenticeships Access to Higher Education Research & Scholarly Activity HE Development Projects Student life The higher education application journey Confirmation of Awards Access to Higher Education HE Information Access to Higher Education This course has been designed to give mature students the skills and knowledge necessary to progress to a range of higher education courses. It is recognised throughout the country as an entry qualification for degrees and many professional courses. During the past few years our Access students have progressed to over 40 degree programmes at 15 different universities. Access to HE Diploma (Education) Full Time The Access to Higher Education Diploma in Education is for progression to primary school teaching, or education and training. Access to HE Diploma (Health) Full Time The Access to Higher Education Diploma in Health provides the entry criteria for a variety of health related higher education qualifications including nursing, midwifery and paramedics. Access to HE Diploma (Humanities) Full Time The Access to Higher Education Diploma in Humanities and Social Science is for progression to teaching degrees, social work and criminology, amongst others. Access to HE Diploma (Science) Full Time The Access to Higher Education diploma will allow you to gain the entry criteria for a range of Science based degrees, and degrees related to Economics. Related information Grant Allenby Grant gained the qualifications and skills he needed to progress to study for a degree at university. Sarah Wilson Sarah recently graduated from Durham University for the second time, achieving an MSc in Criminology and Criminal Justice. Helen Tait Helen fitted studying for the Access to HE qualification around her family commitments and has now progressed to a degree in Nursing at Northumbria University. Carys-Iona Lant Carys-Iona described her time at New College Durham as fun, encouraging and inspiring. She is now working as a Speech and Language Therapist. Alison Brazell Access to HE student Alison juggled her family and work commitments alongside her studies at New College Durham.