Access to Higher Education

currently completing an Agored Cymru Access to Higher Education Diploma and you have concerns regarding college closures, you are advised to maintain contact with your college and they will advise you on how to Access online learning ma... Go to page


Welcome COVID 19 Important update for Access to Higher Education centres and learners We are able to confirm that all learners due to complete an Agored Cymru Access to Higher Education Diploma by 31 July 2020 will be awarded a graded... Go to page

Frequently Asked Questions

I study? There are a wide range of Access to Higher Education Diplomas available such as Science, Health Care and Humanities. Courses offering a specific subject, such asNursing or Social Sciences, are suitable for learners who wa... Go to page


looking for, contact Victor Morgan, Access to Higher Education Manager. What are the benefits of the new All Wales Access to Higher Education Diplomas? The new Diplomas will: improve standardisation and comparability across the... Go to page

Diploma Approval

Diploma Approval Access to Higher Education centres are required to seek approval from Agored Cymru when they intend to deliver an all Wales Access to Higher Education Diploma that they have not previously offered. This also applies whe... Go to page

Access to Higher Education Diploma

professional qualification. Most Access to Higher Education learners go onto university. Others, will use their new knowledge, skills and experience to enter into employment. Access to Higher Education Diplomas are offered at al... Go to page


Celebrating Adult Learners’ Week

Pugh. Catrin completed an Agored Cymru Access to Higher Education Diploma with Coleg Cambria. You can watch a video of her story here: Agored Cymru has over 250 centres, with many provid... Go to news item

A FAB Hat trick for Agored Cymru

private training providers which all Access Agored Cymru provision to cater for diverse learners. Working alongside stakeholders and centres to ensure that the Learning Core suite is at the forefront of curriculum and education in Wales... Go to news item


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We are delighted to welcome our newly appointed Access to Higher Education External Verifiers Rebecca Bennett Wilding, Bethan Norman and Jeremy Edwards. They will begin their external verification work in September 2016.

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At Agored Cymru we are aware that Access to HE learners have faced or are facing significant barriers to their educational achievement. They are often studying while undertaking caring responsibilities and/or working and therefore frequently suffer considerable financial hardship as a result of their decision to return to education.

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