Why use Skills and Education Group Access?


Skills and Education Group Access is an Access Validating Agency (AVA),
licensed by the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA), to validate and quality
assure Access to HE Diplomas.

Partnering with Access to HE Providers, we help to create:

Opportunity:

Our Diplomas contribute to student success—in the classroom, the job market and the community.

Growth:

Students work with life-changing teachers and curricula, gaining the confidence and experience to realise their academic goals.

Change:

By supporting adult students in their education journey, we’re ensuring that they have the tools to transition into new and fulfilling careers.

Access is proud to be part of the Skills and Education Group

Meet our family!

For us, collaborative efforts build lasting success.

Meet our family

Skills and Education Group provides high-quality services centred on collaboration, responsiveness, and diversity. They form lasting strategic partnerships with their membership and create opportunities in the wider education and skills sector to support the development of the workforce. Through their awarding organisations they support all students in achieving their full potential, no matter what their age background or ability.

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Providing high-quality support and services to the educational sector, Skills and Education Group Awards offers qualifications and assessments regulated by CCEA, Ofqual and Qualifications Wales, along with a range of non-regulated provisions.

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An awarding and End-Point Assessment Organisation of choice for work-based learning providers, employers and further education colleges, BIIAB offers regulated qualifications and assessments to advance skills, education and career opportunities in the hospitality, health and social care sectors, and more.

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We know the power of all.

Our partnerships aren’t just with our membership, they’re with each other. Because we know that inclusion and collaboration are key to creating opportunities for everyone.

Meet our team!

Leadership Team

Aneka Cann

Head of Brands

Elaine Barker

Head of Centre Support

Helen Gibson

Director of Product Strategy

Jennie Lawson

Director of Access to HE

Karen Plowman

Head of Professional Development

Karl Stringer

Director of Quality and Compliance

Kaye Jackson

Director of External Affairs

Kerry Ore

Head of End-Point Assessment

Liz Humphrey-Talmey

Director of Finance

Paul Eeles

Chief Executive

Scott Forbes

Deputy Chief Executive

Sue Hartley

Head of HR

Ruth Goldsworthy

Head of Security and Protective Services

Board of Trustees

By engaging our stakeholders and communities, our Trustees maintain accountability, accessibility and the highest ethical standards within our organisation. Their understanding of the challenges and opportunities in the skills and education sector ensures that we deliver services that are tailored to meet the specific priorities, values and expectations of everyone we support.

Atholl Stott

Trustee

Debra Gray

Trustee

Gill Clipson

Trustee

Phil Bloor

Trustee

Randeep Sami

Trustee

Yultan Mellor

Chair

Atholl Stott

Trustee

Debra Gray

Trustee

Gill Clipson

Trustee

Phil Bloor

Trustee

Randeep Sami

Trustee

Yultan Mellor

Chair

By engaging our stakeholders and communities, our Trustees maintain accountability, accessibility and the highest ethical standards within our organisation. Their understanding of the challenges and opportunities in the skills and education sector ensures that we deliver services that are tailored to meet the specific priorities, values and expectations of everyone we support.