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Access to HE

If you want to deliver Access to HE Diplomas we think you should work with us. That's because:

  • We offer a broad range of titles
  • Our OCN London Diploma certificates are highly respected by universities
  • We can help you improve achievement rates without cutting corners on standards
  • We issue Diploma certificates by the beginning of August
  • Learners progress to the full range of universities across the country
  • We provide training, guidance documents and free exemplar assessment materials
  • Our Access to HE expertise is second to none

We know that preparation for HE is not just about getting learners through the university door; it's about giving them the tools to succeed once they are there.

Contact us on 020 7278 5511 if you are looking for a professional and supportive Access Validating Agency that is committed to helping you provide the best possible outcomes for your learners.

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Qualification update

Looking to deliver new courses from March?

Take a look at our flexible tasters and multi-pathway qualifications

Pre-Access qualifications
These support progression to Access to HE Diplomas. READ MORE

Flexible ‘tasters’ at Level 1
The Level 1 Award in Skills for Vocational Studies is an ideal 'taster' qualification. It combines units in employability, numeracy and literacy with a choice of vocational units. READ MORE

Advanced Learner Loans. See which of our L3 qualifications are eligible for Advanced Learner Loans and suitable for a February start.  READ MORE


Training & Events

Upcoming events

Introduction to Assessment and Moderation
Date: Wednesday 3 May 2017
This training day will prepare participants to deliver credit-based qualifications, by looking at how to assess and build learner portfolios, and how the internal and external moderation process works. READ MORE
Developing Your Assessment Skills
Date: Wednesday 10 May 2017
This two day accredited course will enable assessors to develop their knowledge and practice. READ MORE

Latest news

Latest news

Qualifications approved for Advanced Learner Loans in 2017-18
We are excited to announce the confirmation from SFA that our qualifications continue to attract Advanced Learner Loans in the 2017/18 academic year. READ MORE
Customer survey results show we provide excellent service
We are proud of the customer service that we provide to all our centres. So it is wonderful to hear that 94% are ‘extremely satisfied’ or ‘very satisfied’ with the quality of our customer service and responsiveness. READ MORE

What is Access to HE?


Staff and students from further education colleges and universities talk about how the Access to Higher Education Diploma has given ‘second chance’ learners opportunities to transform their lives.

Case study

Find out about Kingston College's approach to Access to HE.

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