DfE/QAA Decision regarding Access to HE

Dear CAVA students

We have received official notice from the QAA and Department for Education that a decision has been made for Access to HE in response to the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak. You can find the official letter for students here

To summarise, for students expected to complete their Access to HE course by 31 July 2020, students will be awarded a graded Diploma based on the assessment they have already completed with calculated grades for all remaining assessments that have submission dates after 20 March 2020.

Students who are continuing their studies and will complete their Access to HE course after 31 July 2020 will be supported to complete through the changes to the delivery and assessment of their programmes of study that are already being developed/in place. 

CAVA is working with the QAA, alongside other AVAs, to develop guidance for colleges on how to apply the calculated grade model. As soon as this is available, we will provide you with a further update through the CAVA website and on our social media channels. 

We hope this update brings you some clarity and reassurance with regards to the future of your Access to HE course. Please be assured that CAVA will continue to work with the QAA and colleges to ensure the best possible outcome for all Access to HE students. We encourage you to stay in touch with your tutors and continue your learning as much as possible, in order to prepare yourself for the transition into Higher Education.