Celebrating Access to Higher Education Learners
Access to Higher Education (HE) has been around for over 40 years and continues to support adult learners to bridge over into higher education. Around 37,000 learners register to study Access to HE each year and many progress onto higher education or into employment.
The current climate has brought about huge changes in how we work, with many students facing new challenges and barriers to learning as a result of Covid-19. It is important that we recognise and celebrate the hard work and determination shown by Access to HE students and share their outstanding achievements.
Keith Fletcher Prize
The national Keith Fletcher Prize Award Ceremony took place on the 12th April. The award was created in memory of Keith Fletcher and his contribution to Access to HE to celebrate Access to HE students and their achievements and is supported by all Access Validating Agencies (AVAs) including Ascentis, as well as the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA).
We are delighted that Sadie Coates, studying an Ascentis Diploma with the Nelson and Colne College Group achieved runner up in the ‘Outstanding Academic Achievement’ award category – congratulations!
“A career driven individual who has proved herself to be an outstanding student on the Access to Health and Social Care Professions course. Every assignment she has submitted during the course has been graded Distinction standard, and this has been successfully achieved by balancing her demanding work commitment.” Tutor
“An outstanding independent learner whose work demonstrates an excellent grasp of subject material, and the ability to write fluently with insight and understanding.” Judge
We would like to congratulate all the winners, runners up and nominees for their achievements and hard work. Find out more here.
Ascentis Excellence Awards
We are delighted to announce that the Ascentis Excellence Awards 2020-2021 are now open! You can nominate your learners in the 2 categories below:
- Outstanding Academic Achievement: Learners in this category should have excelled in their academic study by producing assessed work of an outstanding quality whilst on their Access to HE course.
- Outstanding Commitment to Study: Learners in this category will have shown outstanding commitment to their Access to HE studies.
All valid nominations will receive a Certificate of Recognition. Prize winners will receive a cheque for £400 and runners up will receive a cheque for £200.
To find out more or to download the nomination forms and guidance click here.
Ascentis Access to HE
As the largest Access Validating Agency nationwide, and with a ‘Low Risk’ rating from the QAA, we are proud to work with centres across the country to deliver high quality Access to HE Diplomas. Find out more about our Access to HE here.
Watch the short video below to hear the City of Liverpool College Speaking about Ascentis Access to Higher Education.