At CAVA, we are driven by our values and passion for Access to Higher Education Diplomas. We are the only Access Validating Agency (AVA) that is solely focused on Access to HE Diplomas. We have a small friendly staff team dedicated to Access to HE: you can pick up the phone and know that whoever answers will be able to help.
We are a non-profit membership organisation: each of our providers joins us as a member and has an equal voice in the direction of the organisation. Together, we work to enable social mobility through lifelong learning.
By joining CAVA, you will become part of our community of members across England. All of our members have a voice on our CAVA Council and direct the strategy of the organisation.
If you are a higher education institution, becoming a CAVA member will enable you to:
All of the above is included in our annual membership fee – which is reviewed and set by our members annually.
If you share our values and passion for social mobility through lifelong learning, we would love to hear from you.
Please contact our Chief Executive, Flóra Raffai, to start the conversation. You can email her on firstname.lastname@example.org or call her on 01223 302148. We look forward to welcoming you to the CAVA membership.
A real benefit of working with CAVA is having input on Access to HE course development, through the external moderation and validation process. It is also useful for our staff development, as they are trained in quality assurance processes.
It is good to be a member of CAVA as it allows us to connect with local further education providers working with mature students. We are also able to input on the organisation’s strategy and special members’ projects.