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Access to HE Student Forum: Awarding the Access to HE Diploma 2020-21

Date: March 24 to March 26 - 2021
Location: Online
24, 25 & 26 March 2021 (14:00-15:00)

On 6 January 2021, QAA advised course providers to continue to apply the modified arrangements for the Award of the Access to HE Diploma in 2020-21, published in September 2020. These arrangements were designed to recognise the changes course providers had already made for teaching and assessing the Access to HE Diploma and allow for additional adaptations to be made as necessary under this and any future lockdowns.

There are necessary differences in the arrangements between Access to HE Diplomas and other level 3 qualifications that facilitate progression to HE. These differences recognise the variations in the qualifications themselves.

We recognise that for many students the additional pressures of extra paid work, caring responsibilities or illness will make studying difficult. However, we have confidence that there are sufficient measures in place to ensure that these extenuating circumstances can be accommodated under the current arrangements for the award of the Access to HE Diploma in 2020-21.

This online session will explain the arrangements for the award of QAA-recognised Access to HE Diplomas in 2020-21. It will provide an opportunity for Access to HE students to:

  • understand the key priorities relating to the arrangements for the award of the Access to HE Diploma in 2020-21
  • find out about the principles for the Extraordinary Regulatory Framework 2020-21
  • ask questions about the award of the Access to HE Diploma this year.
Who should attend?

The event will be of particular interest to students currently studying QAA-recognised Access to HE Diplomas.

Mode of delivery

Microsoft Teams


This session is free to attend. To register, visit the event booking site for your preferred date: