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FAQs about recruitment and admissions at DGHE

FAQs about recruitment and admissions at DGHE

Posted on 23/01/24

Read on to have your questions about the admissions process answered by our Recruitment Officer, Abeer!

My name is Abeer Ahmed and as the Recruitment Officer at DGHE. I am passionate about guiding students through their educational journey, starting from when you’re just trying to decide where to study. I’m excited to address some of the frequently asked questions about our Higher National Diplomas (HND), Certificate of Higher Education (CertHE), Top-Up, Foundation and Degree programmes.

Q: What are the entry requirements for the HND programmes?

For our Higher National Diploma (HND) programmes, we require a Level 3 qualification or equivalent. Alternatively, applicants who are at least 21 years old and have a minimum of two years’ experience in managerial or team leader roles can apply through our “mature student” route, supported by a work experience reference. If you’re not sure, it’s always worth contacting our team at admissions@dghe.ac.uk to ask if/how you might qualify.

Q: What support is available for applicants throughout the admission process?

Our admissions team provides comprehensive support, from addressing inquiries to guiding through the application steps, and offering assistance for any difficulties encountered during the process. Click here to view the different steps involved in the application process.

Q: What is a Top-Up programme?

After getting a HND qualification, you can study one more year to get a full degree. That third year is what we call the Top-Up. At DGHE, we are now offering Top-Ups in Business Management, and Criminology and Criminal Justice.

Q: Can HND graduates from DGHE progress to a Top-Up programme?

Absolutely! We have strong partnerships with renowned universities, enabling our HND graduates to seamlessly transition into the third year of related degree programmes and obtain a full bachelor’s degree. Click here to learn more about the Top-Up programmes we offer.

Q: What are the funding options available to students?

DGHE courses are eligible for accessible loans through entities like the Student Loan Company (SLC). We also have specialised scholarships and bursaries aimed at supporting refugees, care leavers, veterans and low-income students. These options ensure that more students have avenues to pursue their academic goals. Check out more additional funding options.

Q: Do you accept international qualifications?

Yes, we accept international qualifications from schools outside the UK. Please speak to anyone from the admission team and we will advise you further. You can also check out this list of acceptable international qualifications.

Q: What is Flexi mode of study?

Flexi study mode offers classes outside the usual Monday to Friday schedule — specifically, we offer classes on two evenings and one full Saturday — which is meant to accommodate the schedules of people who are unable to attend daytime sessions. Man of our students are working full-time or have care responsibilities and the Flexi schedule option allows them to pursue their studies working in the day.

Q: What additional support is offered to students with special needs or disabilities?

David Game Higher Education wants to create a truly inclusive and caring learning environment for all students and staff and welcomes applications from people with disabilities. If you have a disability such as dyslexia or a long-term health condition, we will do everything we can to ensure you have equal opportunities to learn and participate in all aspects of student life. This includes helping you access funding to support your special needs. Click here to know more.

Q: What other support does DGHE offer students?

We have an Advice and Wellbeing Service that provides support with mental health, disabilities and other personal needs. This is complemented by online support like Togetherall. You can read more about those services here.

DGHE also has a Career Service that is available to all our students and alumni to support you in your career journey. Read more about that here.

Do you still have more questions? Please contact admissions@dghe.ac.uk and we will be happy to help you!

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