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COVID-19 (Coronavirus) – support and information

QAA is working closely with the Department for Education (DfE), Ofqual and other organisations to produce a clear, fair and consistent approach to assessment for the award of the Access to HE Diploma.


Access to HE students can find all the latest information in this section. These pages will be updated regularly with the latest updates. Students can also refer to our frequently asked questions.

 

On 3 April 2020, we published next steps for Access to HE students, relating to how students will be assessed or continue their learning in the current uncertain environment.

Access to HE providers and receiving institutions should visit the Access to HE section of the QAA website for support and guidance.

Students completing the Access to HE Diploma before 31 July 2020

Calculating grades

 

In our update on 3 April 2020 (available below), we announced that students who planned to complete their Access to HE course by 31 July 2020 would now receive calculated grades for all remaining assessments with submission dates after 20 March 2020. 

 

We have been working with Access Validating Agencies (AVAs) and course providers to ensure the principles being used for the assessment of calculated grades are fair and robust.

 

The document below details information on what we are doing to provide you with grades. This document is also available in Welsh.

 

Webinar on calculating grades

 

In order to support you, we are offering a series of webinars where QAA officers can discuss with you how grades will be calculated and answer any questions you may have. Visit our event page for full details.

 

If you are unable to attend, a recording of the webinar is published here:

Students completing the Access to HE Diploma after 31 July 2020

Awarding the Access to HE Diploma

 

In our update on 3 April 2020, we announced that students who planned to complete their Access to HE course after 31 July 2020 would be supported to complete their studies through changes to the delivery of teaching and assessment of their course.

 

The document below details information on how your Access to HE diploma will be awarded. This document is also available in Welsh.

 

Awarding the Access to HE Diploma: Information for students completing the Diploma after 31 July 2020

Publication Date: 06 May 2020

Webinar for students completing after 31 July 2020

 

This webinar offers students an opportunity to ask QAA officers questions relating to the award of your Diploma and information on the processes that will be adopted to ensure that you receive fair results. Visit our event page for full details.

 

If you are unable to attend, a recording of the webinar is published here later this week.

Awarding the Access to HE Diploma: Information for students completing the Diploma after 31 July 2020 - webinar

Publication Date: 07 May 2020