Access to HE Diploma Approved Centre Area

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Welcome to the Access to HE Diploma Approved Centre Area. This page contains documents and guidance for OCN London Approved Centres that are delivering Access to Higher Education Diplomas. 

Resources and Guidance

OCN London Access to HE Diploma Guide
QAA Access to HE Specification
QAA Grading Scheme Handbook and Tutor's Quick Guide to Grading
OCN London Tutor Guidance documents (log-in required)
Access to HE Guide for Learners
OCN London ePortfolio Tool (OPT) 
Marketing materials (log-in required)
Access to HE Data report - annual national report providing an overview of the characteristics of Access to HE students in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, the courses they study and their progression to higher education
Calculated Grades Appeals Process - for information only. The deadline for making an appeal was 27 July 2020.


Learning Aim Codes
Advanced Learner Loan - the Access to HE Diploma is the only qualification where the loan is written off if the learner goes on to successfully complete a higher education course

Diploma Specifications, Units and OCN London-devised assignment briefs

Access to HE Diploma pages
Access to HE Diploma Specifications 2019-2020
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Pre-Access Qualifications

OCN London devised assignment briefs (log-in required) - briefs available for study skills, Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work and Business Studies units and range of other units

Learner registration and certification

Learner registration
OCN London Quartzweb system
Learner registration guidance
Final moderation, awards board and certification
Pre-RAC - for entering learner results
Awards Board forms - for centres to request extension or alteration of individual learner's results through the extenuating circumstances, appeal or referral process
Requesting a replacement certificate

University and HE applications

Partnership agreement with London South Bank University -enhanced progression opportunities for OCN London Access learners to LSBU degree programmes  
Progression agreement with Goldsmiths, University of London
Progression agreement with London Institute of Banking and Finance
Learner Area - including Linking London guidance on applying to higher education as an adult
QAA Career Coach - an online tool that helps match prospective students with the Access to HE programme that best supports their professional ambitions.
UCAS tariff
Information for Higher Education Institutions

Forms and Templates

Assignment brief and feedback forms
Assignment brief and feedback template (L3 graded unit)
Assignment brief and feedback template (L3 ungraded study skills unit)
Internal moderation forms
Internal moderation of assignment brief form
Internal moderation of assessed work form
Summary of Internal Moderation of Assessed Work Investigation - for providing an overview of outcomes when internally moderating in order to investigate an issue over a large number of learners 
Standardisation forms
Summary of standardisation of multiple samples
Template for standardisation of one sample
Other forms
Assessment templates, extended project forms, tracking sheets, checklists, referral forms and guidance - available in the Resources and Guidance area (log-in required)