A series of guides to help answer the most commonly asked questions about running an Access to HE Diploma.
Assessment and Equivalence
Guidance that explains what is required to create a diploma assessment strategy that will enable learners to demonstrate the skills, knowledge and understanding necessary for the rigors of higher education.
Guidance that explains the various methods of assessment that could be used for the assessment of an Access to HE unit.
A Guide to the Access to HE Appeals Policy providing an overview of the conditions which can lead to an appeal against a decision on credits or grades, and the formal process to address an appeal.
A Quick Guide to dealing with certificates including guidance on how to ensure correct certificates are issued to learners and what to do if errors occur.
A Quick Guide to Exam and Practical Work Deadlines including guidance and supporting QAA links to help centres to deal with deadlines applied to assessments completed under exam conditions or in a practical setting.
A Quick Guide to Drafts providing clarification of when a student may submit drafted work and advice on permitted tutor feedback which meets QAA regulations on assignment drafts.
A Quick Guide to Ethics Guidelines provides suggested guidelines for centres and students to ensure primary research within research projects is conducted appropriately.
Internal Awards Boards
A Quick Guide to Running Successful Exam Boards provides guidance on the preparation and running of Internal Awards Boards. Also some useful tips on how to ensure the whole process runs smoothly.
A Quick Guide to Granting Extensions containing an overview of the formal processes and documentation required to grant a deadline extension to students.
A Quick Guide to Feedback including guidance on providing appropriate tutor feedback on successful and incomplete students’ work.
Final Awards Boards (FABs)
A Quick Guide to Final Awards Boards with guidance on the preparation and running of Final Awards Boards and links to the standard documentation to use. Also some useful tips on how to ensure the whole process runs smoothly.
A Quick Guide to Access to HE Grading providing a summary of the QAA process for allocating grades to students’ work.
A Quick Guide to Access to HE Grading and Assessment without numerical marking
A Quick Guide to Mitigating Circumstances provides advice and guidance about what to do if your student cannot complete your course due to serious illness or permanent change in personal circumstances.
A Quick Guide to the Initial Moderation Visit including an overview of the organisation and focus of the Centre Moderator’s initial visit.
A Quick Guide to the Subject Moderation Process containing information to support the centre in preparing for postal and on-site Subject Moderation.
A Quick Guide to the referral process providing a summary of the formal process to follow if a student has not been successful in a resubmitted assignment.
Retaining Exemplar Work
A Quick Guide to Retaining Exemplar Assessed Student Work containing guidance and support for centres in developing a documented resource of exemplar subject assessments.
Submission, Resubmission and Referral
A Quick Guide to the submission, resubmission and referral process providing an overview of the QAA regulations which related to the submission process and deadline management.