Adult In this section Access to Higher Education Beauty & Hairdressing Counselling Education & Teaching Engineering Maths, English & Science Sign Language Sport & Fitness Why choose New College Durham for Access to HE? This popular programme has an excellent reputation and is delivered by our experienced teaching staff. We always receive excellent external moderation reports praising the quality of our Access programmes. Our Access to HE programmes will prepare you for university and higher education qualifications, academic writing and referencing and will give you the confidence and academic underpinning to move into the next stage of your academic development and future career. This Diploma 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.