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Sustainability and Access to HE Diplomas

Last week many people around the country celebrated Green Careers Week, a noteworthy event spanning from 6 to 11 November 2023. This initiative sheds light on emerging technologies and careers with the potential to positively transform our world. At CAVA, we are passionate about enabling adults to achieve[...]

Good practice from Standards Management: Truro and Penwith College

Due to the cost of living crisis, retention is an ongoing issue across the country. CAVA members continue to implement a range of support for their students to counteract these issues and[...]

AI tools for Educators

Since ChatGPT was released in November 2022, Artificial Intelligence (AI) has been a buzzword throughout not only education, but the world. It appears each week different tools are being released or improved[...]

EdTech Opportunities for Access to HE

This year the CAVA annual conference, ‘EdTech Opportunities for Access to HE’ will focus on artificial intelligence (AI) and online delivery and their impact on Access to HE. It will be a[...]

CAVA Progression Statements

This year we are pleased to have two universities sign progression agreements with us for the benefit of all CAVA Access to HE students. The University of Suffolk (UoS) has renewed their[...]

Good Practice from Standards Management: Loughborough College

Analysis of student outcomes across the CAVA membership has shown exceptionally high pass rates on Access to HE Diplomas. This demonstrates a close relationship between retention and achievement – if students stay[...]

Celebration of Black History Month and its relevance for Access to HE Diplomas

Black History Month celebrates the countless achievements and contributions from the black community throughout history. By honouring the legacy of influential black scholars, activists, artists and leaders, we recognise how black culture[...]

The CAVA road map to implementing the standardised QAA Access to HE Diploma Specification and Grading Scheme

The QAA has made changes to the Access to HE Diploma qualification which will be implemented from 1 August 2024. The key changes are: Diploma Specification changes Each student must study at[...]

CEO welcome to the 2023-24 academic year

Welcome to the 2023-24 academic year. I hope you had a pleasant and restful summer break. Celebrating 2022-23 outcomes As we step into this new academic year, let us take a moment[...]

CAVA Committee Vacancies

The CAVA Board, CAVA Quality and Academic Development Committee (QuAD) and CAVA Student Advisory Committee (CSAC) are all seeking new members for the 2023-24 academic year.  CAVA Board The CAVA Board is[...]