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Access to HE Centre Area

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) - free online document management system (eportfolio) that can be used with the Access to HE Diploma
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

Diploma Specifications, Units and OCN London-devised assignment briefs

List of Diploma Specifications, Rules of Combination and Approved Unit Lists (2018-19)
Access to HE Diploma pages
Search the unit bank
Pre-Access Qualifications
OCN London devised assignment briefs (log-in required) - briefs available for study skills, Nursing and Business Studies units and range of other untis

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)

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


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

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
Learner Area - including Linking London guidance on applying to higher education as an adult
Higher Education Day - Linking London, supported by OCN London, is running a Higher Education Day exclusively for London Pre-Access and Access to HE Diploma students on the 16th of October.
UCAS tariff
Information for Higher Education Institutions

Get involved

Become approved to deliver Access to HE Diplomas
Take part in a validation panel as a subject specialist
Become an OCN London external moderator