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Validation & Programmes

The Revised Access to HE Diploma specifications (2014 onwards)

The full Access to Higher Education Diploma specification (2013) from the QAA is available  HERE in a downloadable pdf version.


The LASER Access Diploma Framework 2016-17

The LASER Access Framework sets out the requirements for designing and offering Diplomas. LASER is committed to combining flexibility for the content of Diplomas to meet regional and local demands within a clear framework to assure the highest nationally accepted standards. Click HERE to download a full copy.

Click HERE to download LASER’s FAQs regarding our Access Framework.

 Key documents relating to validation and course design are available from the ’Diploma Validations and Approvals’ section of our ’Access Downloads’ page.

Laser Learning Awards (LASER) is an Access Validating Agency (AVA) licensed by the Quality Assurance for Higher Education (QAA) to validate and quality assure Access to Higher Education Diplomas both within and beyond the South East region.

Please contact our Access Office on 01227 811827 for further information or email our Access Development Manager, Sue Martin at s.martin@laser-awards.org.uk



If you would like to offer a Pre-Access programme that leads to a qualification and is eligible for public-funding, click HERE for more details on  the LASER Level 2 Certificate in Skills for Working in Health and Social Care Professions or contact the office.


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