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Preparing for an Access to HE Diploma

September is fast approaching, which means a new cohort of Access to HE Diploma students are about to start their course. If that is you, then this is a fantastic opportunity for you to take the next step in your education and open doors to a wide range[...]

Good Practice from Standards Management: West Suffolk College

West Suffolk College has consistently demonstrated good practice in supporting their students’ achievement, particularly in their Access to HE Diploma (Counselling) course. Over the past three years, they have achieved an impressive[...]

Good Practice from Standards Management: Lincoln College

Each year QAA releases a benchmark for their expected achievement rate for Access to Higher Education (HE) Diplomas. Over the past four years it has been 78.4%. At CAVA, we pride ourselves[...]

Guidance on the use of generative AI in Access to HE Diplomas

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has been named as one of the UK government’s ‘five technologies of tomorrow’ and is already delivering wide societal benefits, across healthcare, climate science, and logistics. AI in Education[...]

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[...]

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[...]

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[...]

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[...]

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[...]

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[...]