Supporting the Health and Social Care Sector through Access to HE

A new report has found that around 8% of job roles in care are vacant, which equates to more than 220,000 vacancies in the health and social care sector. Together we have a responsibility to encourage people to take the first step into a career in health and social care and to build their skill base to fill these important roles.

Being an Access Validating Agency (AVA) for 45 years, we’ve used our expertise to create a robust portfolio of Health and Social Care Diplomas including the following titles:

  • Allied Health Professions
  • Counselling & Psychology
  • Health & Social Care
  • Health Sciences & Well-being
  • Medicine
  • Nursing & Midwifery
  • Paramedic Science
  • Physio & Sports Therapy
  • Radiography

Why Choose Ascentis?

Blended Learning – We offer various online units which are accompanied by interactive resources and workbooks to aid blended delivery, providing flexibility to you and your learners. The online subject sets are:

• Biology

• Professional Health Care Practices

• Social Issues in Health Care

• Psychology

• Study Skills

*We are currently developing online content, resources and workbooks for other subjects, which will be available in the new year.

Moderation Model – We offer a bespoke Quality Assurance Model, which allows us to tailor our resources and support to your Centre’s individual requirements.

Tailored Diplomas – Our subjects have a range of units to choose from making it simple for you to individualise Diplomas to your learners’ needs and career aspirations.

Recruitment of Learners – We understand that recruiting learners for your Access to HE courses is a time-consuming process and can be difficult alongside teaching full-time. Taking this into consideration, we provide a range of Marketing Materials to help you and your admissions teams to advertise your Access to HE courses and recruit learners.

Continuous Development – At Ascentis we are advocates of Lifelong Learning and are constantly seeking feedback from Centres and industry experts on our Access to HE Diplomas. We do this to refine and enhance our Diplomas to ensure they meet the needs of tutors, learners, HE providers and employers.

Find Out More

To view our full Access to HE provision please click here. If you would like to discuss Access to HE in more detail with us please click here to arrange a virtual meeting. We are always happy to help.

*Statistic taken from Migration Advisory Committee 2020

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