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Celebrating International Women in Engineering Day

International Women in Engineering Day is celebrated on June 23rd each year to recognise the achievements of women in engineering and to encourage more girls and young women to consider engineering as a career. This day serves as a reminder of the incredible contributions women have made to[...]

The CAVA Teaching and Learning Resource Library

To support our aim in offering a full package of support for our Access to HE providers, CAVA is pleased to share that we are creating a Resource Library in 2024-25. The[...]

Insights from the Cambridge Assessment Network conference 2024

The Cambridge Assessment Network conference delved into the dynamic landscape of digital assessment, exploring its opportunities and challenges while prompting attendees to envision its future trajectory. Sarah Hughes, Research and Thought Leadership[...]

CAVA appoints Emily Ross as next CEO

The CAVA Board is pleased to announce that Emily Ross has been appointed as the next CEO of CAVA, following an extensive recruitment process. Emily has been an integral part of CAVA’s[...]

Embedding Environmental Education in CAVA Access to HE Diplomas

Today, as we celebrate World Earth Day, CAVA reaffirms our commitment to fostering environmental awareness and sustainability through education. Since its start in 1970, World Earth Day has served as a global[...]

Insights from DEFI’s Annual Event on AI-Powered Pedagogy at the Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge

Exploring the forefront of digital education, the Digital Education Futures Initiative (DEFI) event offered profound insights into the intersection of technology and education. These insights resonate with Access to Higher Education Diplomas,[...]

Engaging students – Nottingham College

Nottingham College’s Access to HE Diploma (Criminal Justice and Policing Studies) has been acknowledged for consistently going out of their way to engage their students and immerse them in the real-world application[...]

CAVA award winners

The CAVA awards stand out as a yearly highlight for the entire team, shining a spotlight on exceptional students through two awards: the Academic Achievement Award and the Commitment to Study Award.[...]

New adult funding rates for Access to HE Diplomas in 2024-25

The ESFA has confirmed that Access to HE Diplomas will now be allocated Guided Learning Hours (GLH). As the QAA Diploma Specification recognises that each credit is equivalent to 10 notional learning[...]

February 2024 Revalidations

In February 2024, we successfully revalidated three of our Diplomas: Access to HE Diploma (Shoemaking), Access to HE Diploma (Criminal Justice and Policing Studies), and Access to HE Diploma (Computing). This was[...]