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.