Access to HE

Updated 5 October 2021

Awarding and assessing the Access to HE diploma in 2021-22

We have been working closely with QAA to develop information and support to all providers to enable the continued award of the Access to HE Diploma. The arrangements QAA have put in place for the 2021-22 academic year will continue to safeguard against any potential future disruption to learners as a result of the pandemic.

The new guidance for the awarding of the Access to HE diploma in 2021-22 is now available on the QAA website and webinars outlining the framework are available week beginning 6 September for students and providers and can be booked via the QAA website.

The processes for awarding will remain the same as they were during 20-21. Providers will be able to access adaptations for assessment (if needed and appropriate for students). AIM will send out adaptations spreadsheets, as used in 20/21, by the end of September.

If you have any questions or queries, please contact accesstohe@aimgroup.org.uk

QAA support materials


 Access to HE provider guidance




Access to HE provider flexibilites




 Access to HE information for students




 Useful list of QAA icons (for providers)




 Useful list of QAA icons (for students)


Adaptations form 2021


Watch the QAA conference


Watch the QAA video


AIM clinics

We now have dates for clinics up to December 2021. As in previous years, there will be two sessions:

  1. Themed clinics: focussing on a different aspect of Access to HE, new  developments, a QAA update and opportunities for questions.
  2. Q&A sessions: open forum, drop-in sessions, hosted by the moderation manager.

Full details can be found on our training and events page.