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COVID-19 Updates

  • 03/12/2021
    Adaptations Guidance

    Following new government restrictions in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic which came into force this week, we are sure that you are considering contingency plans should matters escalate.


    Please ensure that any adaptations to Access to HE Diplomas you have decided to make, or feel may become necessary should the situation alter further, are requested as soon as possible.


    Please remember that adaptation requests must be made via the adaptations log. Please also remember that adaptations must not be made until you have received approval.


    In the COVID-19 Resources section below, you will find the “Adaptation Non-compliance Escalation Steps” document. These steps will be enacted if adaptations are made without prior approval.


    If you need any guidance or advice in making adaptations, or are unsure as to whether an action you are planning to take would be an adaptation, please contact us and we will be happy to talk these through with you.


    Please also note that Skills and Education Group Access will close for the festive period at 16:30 on 17 December 2021, therefore any requests for adaptations which you need to be processed before the New Year must be submitted via email on the adaptations log by no later than 16:00 on 13 December 2021.


    Kind regards,


    The Skills and Education Group Access Team

  • 03/09/2021
    Arrangements for the Award and Assessment of Access to HE Diplomas in 2021/22

    QAA have published the arrangements for the award and assessment of Access to HE Diplomas in 2021/22. You can access this information via the links below:


    Information for Providers


    Information for students

  • 20/08/2021
    Information regarding the Extraordinary Regulatory Framework 2021/22

    QAA will be releasing arrangements for the award of Access to HE Diplomas in 2021/22 on 3 September 2021. In the meantime, they have issued an interim communication regarding these arrangements, for the benefit of Access to HE Providers.


    You can read this communication here.

We’re still here to support you and answer your questions, so please feel free to get in touch with us.

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COVID-19 Resources

PDF Document

Adaptation Non-compliance Escalation Steps

Word Document

Provider Flexibilities 2021/22

Word Document

Extenuation Request Template and Guidance 2021/22

PowerPoint Presentation

ERF Tutor Training Presentation

PDF Document

Award and Assessment of the Access to HE Diploma 2021/22

PDF Document

Access to Fair Assessment – Reasonable Adjustment and Special Considerations