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The Licensing Criteria sets out QAA's requirements for the governance and management of AVAs, and the procedures and mechanisms to be operated by AVAs for maintaining the quality of Access to HE courses and the standards achieved by students awarded the Access to HE Diploma.


These requirements are presented as a set of standard conditions and specific criteria for the award of an AVA licence. QAA uses these conditions and criteria in making decisions about the award and continuation of AVA licences.


AVA licensing criteria

Publication date: 13 Feb 2020

AVA licensing agreement

Publication date: 13 Feb 2020

AVA licensing: Operational description

Publication date: 13 Feb 2020

Subject Descriptors are part of QAA Recognition Scheme for Access to Higher Education, which also includes the Grading Scheme and Diploma Specification