The Access to HE Transition Team

Ascentis are proud to offer a dedicated Access to HE Transition Team who can help you enhance and deliver your provision. This team are committed to supporting centres who would like to move their Access to HE provision to Ascentis.

We offer support at every step ensuring the transition process is quick and straightforward so you can start seeing the benefits for you and your learners.

Step 1 - Dedicated Contact

The first step of the process is to allocate your centre a dedicated Transition Lead who will be on hand to support you throughout the journey.

Step 2 - Review 

Once the Transition Lead is established, a review meeting will be held to identify your centre transition requirements to ensure that the transition process can be tailored to meet your needs.

Initial discussion will typically include:

  • A review of your current AHED provision to identify any potential gaps in Ascentis' offer.
  • A review of assessment materials to identify any development requirements.
  • Guidance around Ascentis' subject specifications and assignment briefs to help develop a shared understanding of the requirements.
  • Guidance around diploma structure requirements to ensure that they align with HEI expectations.
  • Information regarding Ascentis' approach to internal / external moderation and other aspects of the annual quality monitoring cycle.

Step 3 - Support & Training

Following initial discussion, Ascentis can also offer training as required. This would be suitable for any centre staff involved in the delivery or quality assurance of the Access Diploma, and can include the following:

- A tutor guide to grading

- Pre-course advice and guidance

- Submission management

- Internal / external moderation processes

- Assignment writing

For extra support, there will be Q&A sessions throughout the whole process to help you through the transition period.

For more information on Access to HE, please click here.

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