Access to Higher Education
Ascentis is an Access Validating Agency with a ‘Low Risk’ rating. The Access to Higher Education (HE) Diploma is a full Level 3 qualification licenced by the QAA. It prepares learners who are returning to education or those who left school with few qualifications to be able to progress on to higher education. Access to HE Diplomas provide a good foundation in the knowledge and skills required for studying at university level and it is accepted by Higher Education Institutions (HEIs).
All Access to HE Diplomas have mandatory requirements. Diplomas must consist of 60 credits, 45 graded credits and 15 ungraded credits. The Rules of Combination vary for each Diploma but the Ascentis Diploma structure requires mandatory research and examined units. We currently offer over 27 Diploma titles which have been revalidated for September 2019.
Who are these qualifications for?
The Access to Higher Education (HE) Diploma is 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 HE and embark on life changing new careers.
Why should I choose Ascentis?
- Support – Named contacts
- Ascentis produced Assignment Briefs and Exams including practice papers
- Subject expert moderators
- Tailored moderation model
- Free resources and workbooks to aid classroom delivery
- Free bespoke training
- No hidden costs
- Pre-Access Pathways
Where can my learners progress from here?
Our qualifications are designed to allow learners to progress to study at degree level or progress in their employment.