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Access Validating Agency profiles

The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) licenses the awarding bodies for Access to HE courses, known as Access Validating Agencies (AVAs). AVAs develop, approve and monitor Access to HE courses, and work with further education colleges and other providers that deliver these courses to students. Before a provider is allowed to make an Access to HE course available, the course has to be approved by an AVA.

While AVAs operate across the UK, the map below provides locations to their main offices. If you would like to search for Access to HE courses by particular locations, you may find our Search for Diploma function useful.

North West

Yorkshire and Humber

North East

East Midlands

South West

There are currently no AVAs in this area.

Greater London

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