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In the 2022-23 academic year, CAVA Access to HE Diploma student outcomes were exceptional, however, students who completed the Level 2 Pre-Access qualification prior to completing the Access to HE Diploma did even better in all areas. See the graph below for the comparison. What is the Pre-Access[...]

CAVA conference 2023 reflections

On Friday 1 December, we held our annual CAVA conference. We were delighted to have 90 attendees join us online from CAVA members, Access to HE providers, universities, QAA, and other interested[...]

Lifelong Learning Week

Lifelong learning week was Monday 6 November – Friday 10 November, and here at CAVA we wanted to highlight the learning each CAVA staff member does. We shared each individual post on[...]

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[...]

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[...]