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QAA has managed the scheme for the recognition and quality assurance of Access to HE courses since 1997. We work to make sure that Access to HE courses provide a good preparation for higher education for adult students and that the standard for the award of Access to HE Diplomas is maintained. We license Access Validating Agencies (AVAs) to develop, quality assure and award Access to HE Diplomas.


We also collect and publish statistical data about Access to HE students each year.