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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 achievement. However, reliance on regulation alone can encourage an overly procedural approach, with a dependence on[...]

Stories of second-chance students: ‘Now I don’t feel scared at all’

Stories of second-chance students: ‘Now I don’t feel scared at all’ Excellent article about Access to HE Diploma students in the Guardian this week.  

Student guide on 2021-22 Access to HE arrangements

We have developed a short guide for CAVA students to better understand the 2021-22 arrangements for Access to HE Diplomas. The guide contains an overview of: the regulatory arrangements for the 2021-22[...]

Student’s poetry performance for Norfolk Black History Month

Mussa Seidi, a student on the Access to HE Diploma (Science for Health Practitioners) at City College Norwich, was one of the participants at the launch event for Norfolk Black History Month[...]

The Keith Fletcher Memorial Access to HE Learner Prize 2015

Determined, inspiring, dedicated’- just three of the words used to describe Access Learners at the Keith Fletcher Memorial Access to HE Learner prize .The prize-giving hosted on Thursday 5 March, 2015 at[...]

The success of the Access to HE students is an example of widening participation in action

31/05/19 Yesterday’s Augar review praised the track record of Further Education Colleges’ Access to HE courses, which it argued, provide better value for money than University foundation year courses. This timely guest[...]

UCAS resources for mature undergraduate students

Please find a link to some useful UCAS resources for mature students:

UCAS tariff checker

 Check how many points you have with the UCAS Tariff calculator.

UEA Webinars for mature students

The University of East Anglia (UEA) have launched a series of webinars aimed at students aged 19+ who are thinking about going to university. UEA understands that many students studying on Access[...]

Updated QAA guidance for Access to HE students

Dear CAVA students We hope you are keeping well and safe. Following on from the QAA’s announcement last Friday, further guidance has been released on how grades will be calculated for students[...]