QAA Reports and Guidance

QAA collects and publishes a joint statistical report about Access to HE students each year.

Access to Higher Education: Students in Higher Education 2017-18

Access to Higher Education: Applying to Higher Education 2017

Access to Higher Education: Courses-and-Students 2016-17

The Access to HE Diploma: Key-Statistics-17-18


QAA The Access to Higher Education Diploma Specification

Please follow the link below to the QAA Access to HE website which contains a range of guidance for admissions staff involved in Access student recruitment.

Access to HE Toolkit for HE Adminissions staff - March 2014.pdf

The 2013 Access to HE Diploma and admissions to higher education.pdf

To access further information published on the QAA website please click here

QAA feedback to One Awards on AVA Compliance and Monitoring 2017

Current Risk Rating: Low


“One Awards' innovative results service has been a fantastic development for universities and allows us to check students' achievement immediately ourselves. This is an excellent service which means that we are able to confirm student places quickly and effectively without having to follow up with providers and students or wait for results to be sent on to us. This is because their certification turnaround time of less than two days allows One Awards to process student results almost as soon as the colleges/providers have provided the final verified results. This really does help us put students at the heart of our confirmation process”.

Jane Oswald, Assistant Director, Marketing & Student Recruitment
University of Sunderland