Newly Approved Access to Higher Education Diplomas for August 2024

Ascentis is thrilled to announce a significant milestone in its mission to create life-changing opportunities for all. We are proud to reveal that all thirty Ascentis Access to Higher Education (HE) Diploma titles have received approval and are ready for delivery starting from the 1st August 2024. These diplomas are fully compliant with the new Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) diploma model, demonstrating our unwavering commitment to upholding the highest standards in education.

Throughout the revalidation process, we have engaged in extensive consultation with our valued customers, carefully listened to feedback from stakeholders, and collaborated closely with subject matter experts. This collaborative effort ensures that our diplomas not only meet regulatory requirements but also align with the evolving needs and expectations of the industry and provide contemporary progression pathways.

One of the notable changes accompanying this revalidation is the adoption of the new QAA Grading Standards model. QAA has streamlined the grading process to enhance clarity and consistency, providing students and educators with a more straightforward assessment framework. In order to remain compliant with the Grading Standards model, Ascentis has updated their full suite of assignment briefs to align with the the requirements of the grading model. These updates reflect Ascentis' commitment to providing educators with the necessary tools and resources to facilitate effective teaching and learning experiences.

Discover Funding Opportunities for Access to HE

To further support the Access to Higher Education sector, Ascentis is delighted to invite you to a complimentary webinar in association with e-Memoir, titled "The Future of Funding for Access to HE Programs" on 18th April 2024 at 14:00. This webinar promises valuable insights into funding opportunities for Access to Higher Education programs. You can register for this webinar using the following link: Ascentis Webinar Registration.

As the leading Awarding Organisation for Access to Higher Education in the UK, Ascentis remains dedicated to empowering educators and learners alike. These recent developments underscore our commitment to innovation and excellence in education delivery. With approved diploma titles and updated grading standards, Ascentis continues to set the benchmark for quality education provision in the further education sector.

For further information about our newly approved diploma titles and how to offer these at your centre, contact us here

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