Access to Higher Education (HE)
Join the Nation's Number One Access Validating Agency*
The Ascentis Access to Higher Education (HE) Diploma has some fantastic new features to benefit centres & learners. This Level 3 qualification, licensed by the QAA and accepted by Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) throughout the UK, prepares learners who are returning to education or who left school without the qualifications required to be able to progress to higher education.
Who are these qualifications for?
Access to Higher Education diplomas are for learners aged 19+ who do not have the qualifications required to enter HE. Each year around 30,000 learners in the UK take Access to HE courses and many go on to succeed in higher education and embark on life changing new careers.
Provide your students with the keys to success in their career or future degree
Providing your students with the best route to success is key to helping them to achieve their goals and reaching their career targets. Access to HE offers an alternative to A-levels or equivalent qualifications, paving the way to eligibility for higher education institutions across the UK for students who may not have achieved the required grades or qualifications for university.
Are you looking for alternatives to provide your students with a bright future? At Ascentis, we offer a wide range of diploma titles with an equivalent level 3 qualification that sets them up for success. Get in touch with our team today to learn more and discover why we're the best fit for your requirements.
What is an Access to HE diploma?
The Access to HE diploma is a unique qualification that provides a stepping stone for students to reach higher education and achieve their career goals. Access to HE online is designed for students aged 19 or older who may not have considered university or didn't receive the grades necessary to apply. As a highly regarded and low-risk rated agency, we support educators and individuals across the UK to gain their diplomas through centres nationwide.
What types of Access to HE diplomas are there?
We currently offer more than 25 diplomas across a wide range of different specialisations and industries. Our Access to HE education nursing courses is one of the most popular options for students. We also offer coverage for many different career paths, for example, engineering, e-sports, forensic science, and computing.
This comprehensive selection provides the solid foundations for continuing training in their preferred subject area. As an educator, your goal is to help students succeed in their future career paths. We support this goal by offering high-quality courses, flexible assessments, and remote learning solutions that fit various circumstances and skill levels.
Why choose Ascentis for Access to HE?
How can Ascentis benefit your students? As the UK's largest Access Validating Agency, we've supported thousands of students in achieving their goals and making the first steps towards higher education. Our flexible approach and comprehensive subject coverage help learners get back into studying, allowing them to begin life-changing careers. Why choose Ascentis for your students? Here are a few reasons:
Regulated, recognised qualifications
Our Access to HE diplomas are licensed by the QAA and recognised by higher education institutions across the UK. By choosing our Access to HE courses, you provide your students with the best chance of acceptance onto university courses across the UK, thanks to our recognised and respected status.
Eligibility for funding
One of the most significant benefits of our Access to HE diplomas is the funding coverage for learners. Anyone aged 19 or older can complete their diploma with the support of an Advanced Learner Loan. If they continue higher education as intended with a degree or similar qualification, that loan is then wiped away at no cost. We help your students to achieve success without the barrier of educational expenses.
Free training support
We help you to take care of your students. With free training support, we ensure every learner gains the knowledge and skills necessary to continue in education. We support teachers and students equally, with an internal Transition Team on hand to help make the process as smooth as possible. Our friendly and helpful team is here at every step to help learners achieve their goals.
Complete cost transparency
We're clear about the cost of our Access to HE diplomas from day one, ensuring you're never left in the dark when choosing to support your students. We're here to talk over the costs and prices involved in running courses for your students, whether you'd like to offer something specialised for a few learners or you'd like to expand your offering to a wide range of diplomas.
Support services when you need them
Our robust support system means you have all the help necessary to support your students. Educational support includes anything from answering general questions to supporting the implementation of different courses in your facility. Whatever you need to know, our expert team are on hand with the answers. You can support your learners more effectively by accessing the support you need.
Where can my learners progress from here?
Our qualifications are designed to allow learners to go on to study at degree level or progress in their employment.
Choose Ascentis and benefit from:
- A choice of over 25 Diploma titles including Allied Health Professions, Business, Engineering and Nursing & Midwifery
- Flexible assessment methods with no formal examination element
- New written assessments for core units
- New Ascentis-devised assignment brief bank, which includes over 2,000 briefs and practice assessments
- New interactive workbooks designed to promote independence and further research which can be completed remotely. Unique to Ascentis, these are available for many of our key subjects sets including Study Skills, Sociology, Law and Biology
- Indicative content to aid your course design
- Marketing materials to help with student recruitment at no additional cost
- Clear documentation and support with minimal admin requirements
- Academic rigour and strong achievement rates
- A bespoke quality assurance approach designed to support you throughout the year
- Quick certificate turnaround time
- Excellence Awards Prize to recognise outstanding learner commitment and achievement
- A dedicated Access to HE Transition Team who can help you enhance and deliver your provision with a personalised approach to meeting your centre and learner needs
- Monthly Access to HE Digest newsletter containing subject information and updates
How do I get started?
For more information on our life-changing Access to HE Diplomas, to move your provision to Ascentis, or for any other enquiries, please contact the Commercial Team on 01524 845046 or email [email protected]. You can also book an online meeting at a time to suit you here.
Our dedicated Transition Team are here to support all of your requirements, from brand new diploma development to delivering specialist support to help you get started with Ascentis.
The Diploma title I want to deliver isn't listed
If Ascentis does not currently offer the Access to HE Diploma you are looking to deliver, please contact [email protected]. We are always open to discuss new and bespoke developments.
On receipt of a completed and signed Final Awards Board (FAB) report an e-cert will be available and a hard copy will be dispatched in 5 working days.
Find out more about Ascentis
If you're an educator looking to expand your options for learners, the Ascentis Access to HE diploma is an ideal place to start. We support multiple centres and more than 30,000 learners to achieve their goals in the UK each year. Get in touch with our team today to discuss the options available.
*Ascentis is the largest AVA in the UK based on registrations. Data taken from https://explore-education-statistics.service.gov.uk/find-statistics/further-education-and-skills August 21 - July 22