If you are an Access to HE provider or receiving institution, you can find all the latest COVID-19 support and information in this section.
If you require information on previous years’ arrangements, please contact us.
Access to HE providers
Arrangements for the Award and Assessment of the Access to HE Diploma 2021-22
December 2021 update
In light of recent government announcements regarding the Omicron variant of COVID-19, we are aware that there may be concerns about potential disruption to Access to HE students’ education.
The arrangements developed for the 2021-22 academic year have been designed to safeguard against any potential future disruption as a result of the pandemic. Information is provided below on the arrangements in place.
We have also produced a summary infographic of the arrangements for 2021-22.
Watch our video for providers
To support the communication of arrangements for the 2021-22 academic year, we have developed a video providing an introduction to the arrangements for providers.
Watch our video for students
We have also developed a separate video aimed towards students, which providers may wish to play during induction and embed on course pages/virtual learning environments.
Frequently Asked Questions
To support Access to HE providers we have published a list of frequently asked questions on the QAA website.
Access to HE Receiving Institutions
On 3 September 2021, we published an update on how Access to HE Diplomas will be awarded in 2022. We hope this will help all staff dealing with admissions to have the information they need to understand the arrangements for the award and assessment of QAA-recognised Access to HE Diplomas in July 2022.
If you require admissions information regarding students who completed the Access to HE Diploma before 31 July 2021 please contact us.
Access to HE students
Dedicated support and information for Access to HE students is available on the Access to HE website.
If you have any questions about the arrangements for assessment and awarding of the Access to HE Diploma, please contact your AVA to discuss individual support needs.
We will continue to provide updates on the QAA website.
You can also read our FAQs.
If you need help or further support, please speak contact QAA officers at firstname.lastname@example.org.
From 6 September 2021, we will be running a series of webinars on the arrangements for the award and assessment of the Access to HE Diploma in 2021-22, please go to our events page for further detail. Please contact us at email@example.com if it would be helpful for QAA to run a bespoke session for your organisation.