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New subject guidance from QAA aims to increase adults entering Medicine

QAA have launched a new national framework for the Access to Higher Education Diploma in Medicine – read more here. The Access to HE Diploma (Medicine) is currently available at The College of West Anglia, Harlow College and Truro and Penwith College.

New toolkit for HE admissions staff

There is a recently updated Access to HE Diploma toolkit available for Higher Education Admissions teams published by the QAA. The toolkit, along with associated PowerPoint presentations, can be found on the[...]

Nursing students to receive £5,000 payment a year

All nursing students on courses from September 2020 will receive a payment of at least £5,000 a year which they will not need to pay back. A

Opportunities to celebrate Access students’ achievements in 2015-16

Nominations for the national Keith Fletcher Awards for outstanding Access to HE students 2016 This is a national prize in memory of Keith Fletcher who dedicated his career to Access to HE.[...]

QAA Access to HE Conference – What does “access” actually mean?

This year’s QAA Access to HE Diploma annual conference was opened with a powerful keynote speech from Shakira Martin (Head of Student Experience at Rose Bruford College; College of the Future Commissioner;[...]

QAA COVID-19 Decision Ongoing

Dear CAVA Access to HE students The Department for Education has not yet published its decision about the assessment of Access to HE. We anticipate the decision will be made by the[...]

QAA webinars for Access to HE students

On 3 April, the QAA announced that students who are due to complete their Access to HE Diploma by 31 July 2020 would now receive calculated grades for all remaining assessments with submission dates[...]

Quality is in the eye of the beholder

To celebrate their 25th anniversary, the QAA has been exploring the concept of quality through a series of articles and events. Their latest event was a panel held on 15 June, which[...]

Regional Network Meetings

Regional Network Meetings These meetings are designed for all CAVA Access to HE Diploma Practitioners and external moderators. The meetings will focus on retention strategies, grading and subject standardisation. It is a valuable[...]

Reviewing the validity of assessments

Access Validating Agencies are required by QAA to ensure that Access to HE Diploma assessments are appropriate for the delivery method and for the demand required, and facilitate valid assessment of student[...]