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Access to HE Tariffs


For further information or queries please contact the Access office on 01227 811827.

Details of our non-Access fees can be found in the Customer Support/Fees & Pricing area on our website.



Application Fee (at point of application)

This is charged to assess a new centre’s ability to deliver LASER Ofqual/QAA-regulated qualifications and/or bespoke provision and support including Quality, Curriculum Planning and Administration in order to do this. Recognition is subject to final approval by the LASER Board of Trustees and is non-refundable.



Annual Centre Recognition Fee (for recognised centres)

Charged annually for established recognised centres, and calculated on a pro rata basis for year 1 from the date a new centre gains recognition. Payable only once if a centre offers both Ofqual accredited/bespoke provision, and Access to HE Diplomas.


Higher Education Membership

HEIs may sign up to Laser’s ‘HE Access Network’ to receive information relating to Access Courses and students



Learner Registration fees


Charge per student per Access Diploma[1]




Late registration fee per student



Transfer of student from one Access qualification title to another; fee per student[2]



Reactivation of registration per student re-registering beyond 2 years from initial Access course start date



Amendment to student unit registration[3] fee per student



RAC/Certification fees


Main Access Diploma and Unit/Credit Transcript



Electronically submitted RACs



Access Certificate and/or Credit Transcript Replacement

Please note that the replacement certificate will only be issued once full payment has cleared through our bank.



Programme Validation Fees


Standard re-validation as part of 5 year cycle



Standard validation of new[4] Access Diplomas



Late receipt of Access Validation submission documents from Access provider centre



Cancellation or postponement of validation panel at request of centre or where final documentation not submitted by centre in accordance with current AVA guidelines



Addition of Access Diploma Qualification to centre using AV6 Form, per additional Access Diploma


Course amendment via AV5 Form:

Amendments proposed for following academic year:

Amendments proposed (under special circumstances) for in-year change (these can only be submitted between 1 August and 31 October)





Course amendment requiring a full re-validation panel (at request of centre)





Standard Moderation as required by AVA



Additional moderation visit to centre per visit[5]



Training and Consultancy


A separate set of fees will be published for Access specific training. Our standard daily rate for consultancy is as shown, travel and expenses will be charged separately.


Day £500

Half day £250


Contact Us:

Main office hours: Monday – Friday 8.30am – 4.30pm. Telephones may be answered beyond 4.30pm depending on staff availability. Please do leave a message on our answer phone and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

Tel:       01227 811827
Email:   accessenquiries@laser-awards.org.uk

[1] To be registered by 1st December  for courses starting in September. For other start dates students must be registered within 12 weeks of course start date. All registrations valid for 2 years from initial start of course.

[2] This is only permitted in ‘exceptional circumstances’ please see guidance HERE for full details & complete Reg2 Form

[3] This is only permitted in ‘exceptional circumstances’ please see guidance HERE for full details & complete Reg1 Form

[4] ‘New’ is defined as an Access Diploma title in a subject area or of a specific type which is not currently offered by the centre.  This fee will also be incurred where such ‘new’ Diplomas are brought to a re-validation panel for existing titles.

[5] This fee will be incurred where either the centre requests an additional moderation visit or where the AVA acting on the advice of the external moderator, requires additional moderation activity to assure itself of standards on an Access Diploma.


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