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QAA has published a range of useful resources to support AVAs, tutors and HE admissions staff.

Recognition Scheme

Diploma Specification & Subject Descriptors

The Specification shows requirements for achievement of the Diploma. Subject Descriptors detail minimum content that a Diploma should include.

Grading Scheme

The Scheme details how grading judgements are made and the process for the award of grades.

Licensing Criteria

The Criteria features the requirements for the governance of AVAs, and procedures for maintaining quality and standards.

Guidance for Access to HE providers


Guidance for HE admissions staff



QAA collects and publishes statistical data about Access to HE students each year.