Agriculture, Environment & Animal Care

Vocational Qualifications

Catering, Hospitality & Leisure

Apprenticeships
Vocational Qualifications

Childcare & Education

Access to HE
Pre-Access to HE
Vocational Qualifications

Construction, Engineering & Manufacturing

Access to HE
Apprenticeships
Vocational Qualifications

Creative, Design & Digital

Access to HE
Vocational Qualifications

Education & Training

Professional Development

Hair & Beauty

Vocational Qualifications

Health, Science & Social Care

Access to HE
Apprenticeships
Pre-Access to HE
Vocational Qualifications

Life Skills & Progression

Personal & Social Development

Personal and Professional Development

Personal & Social Development
Professional Development
Vocational Qualifications

Public & Protective Services

Access to HE
Vocational Qualifications

Supporting SEND

Personal & Social Development
Professional Development

Transport & Logistics

Access to HE
Apprenticeships
Vocational Qualifications

Grading and how to apply the grade descriptors to learners’ work can often be difficult to get right, but is a crucial topic to ensure that learners’ work is marked and assessed accurately. In response to this we have produced an easy-to-use guide to help you in the run up to your FAB, as well as in assignment writing for the next academic year. Look out for the free webinar which also goes through this process to ensure that you get it right.

The QAA also provide extensive guidance on how Access to HE Diplomas are graded.

Grading scheme handbook:  Index

Grading scheme handbook Section A:  Introduction & Summary

Grading scheme handbook Section B:  The Grade Descriptors

Grading scheme handbook Section C:  Using the Grade Descriptors in Assessment

Grading scheme handbook Section D:  Moderation & Standardisation

Grading scheme handbook Section E:  Students results and awards boards

Tutors’ Quick Guide to grading