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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 this summer?

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

Short courses
Are you looking to offer short courses using flexible qualifications to learners? 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: Tuesday 6 June 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
Introduction to Internal and External Moderation
Date: Tuesday 4 July 2017
At this training session, participants will consider the purposes of internal and external verification and be advised how to conduct internal verification for their own OCN London units. READ MORE

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What is the Prevent Duty?
The ‘Prevent’ duty charges all providers of education and training, along with charities, faith groups, law enforcement agencies and other organisations, to help stop people being drawn in into terrorism. OCN London has developed two awards to help colleges, schools and training providers to understand these duties. READ MORE
OCN London Supports Mental Health Awareness Week
Amid concerns about our ability to learn and talk about mental health, this Mental Health Awareness Week (8th – 14th May), OCN London would like to raise awareness of some of our ideas for short courses, developed using flexible qualifications. 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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