Employability and Enterprise
Agriculture, Environment & Animal Care
Hair & Beauty
Public & Protective Services
Access to Higher Education
Vocational Qualifications
Supporting SEND
Personal & Social Development
Professional Development

A Centre Moderator is appointed for each Access provider to oversee the internal processes. A Subject Moderator is also appointed to support the the Access Moderators by focussing on the quality and standards of assessment at subject level.

The Moderator’s role is crucial in:

  • ensuring Gateway Qualifications meets its responsibilities as an Access Validating Agency (AVA) for the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) recognised Access to HE Diploma
  • maintaining the credibility of local Access to HE provision through ensuring consistency in the award of both credit and the QAA recognised Access to HE Diploma
  • maintaining the quality and consistency of local Access to HE provision.

Centre Moderator Visit Plan

Moderators should complete this visit plan and email it to the Access Coordinator at least five working days before the scheduled moderation meeting.

Centre Moderator Visit Plan


Centre Moderation Sampling Record

This form should be used to record the names of learners and units sampled.

Centre Moderator Sampling Record

Sources of Evidence

Guidance listing possible sources of evidence to assist Access Centre Moderators completing their visit reports and to increase consistency in completing reports.

Sources of evidence for ACM3 4 and 5