Why is Access to Higher Education important for social mobility through Higher and Degree Apprenticeships?

10:55 am - 11:40 am

Workshop

The QAA Access to Higher Education Diploma is a Level 3 qualification designed for learners who want to progress to higher education, who may not have standard qualifications. The Diploma is about progression to HE in its widest sense and enables learners to participate in any Level 4 course including Higher and Degree Apprenticeships. The Diploma is mainly funded by a loan which is written off when their HE studies are completed. This workshop will explore the nature of the Access to HE Diploma, their enduring importance and success and why they are justly referred to as a transformational qualification having real impact on social mobility.