Access to Higher Education


Access to Higher Education

Access to Higher Education COVID - 19 - (Coronavirus) If you are 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 co... 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 wan... 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

Access to Higher Education Diploma

Access to Higher Education Diploma It is an alternative to A levels and recognised by all universities and higher education providers in England and Wales. It is designed to help people who want to go onto higher education but they ... 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

Final Awards Board

confirm learner achievement on the Access to Higher Education Diploma. Further Information For helpful guidance please refer to Related Information.... 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 providi... Go to news item

A FAB Hat trick for Agored Cymru

Agored Cymru has been shortlisted for a record three awards this year for the prestigious national FAB 2018 Awards. Now in its fourth year, the FAB Awards recognises the contributions made by awarding organisations and their employe... 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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