Analytic Quality Glossary

 

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Citation reference: Harvey, L., 2004-17, Analytic Quality Glossary, Quality Research International, http://www.qualityresearchinternational.com/glossary/

This is a dynamic glossary and the author would welcome any e-mail suggestions for additions or amendments. Page updated 2 January, 2017 , © Lee Harvey 2004–2017.

 

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Access courses


core definition

Access courses are preparatory programmes for students to gain entry to higher education.


explanatory context

Access courses are part of the widening participation process in the UK (and other countries). In New Zealand such courses are more normally referred to as bridging programmes or as bridging education.


analytical review

The Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) (undated) defines access courses as:

Access courses are designed to prepare students who do not have standard entry qualifications for higher education courses.

 

This definition was repeated in the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) Acronyms and Glossary (undated).


associated issues

 


related areas

See also

access

access agreements


Sources

Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE), undated, Glossary, available at http://www.hefce.ac.uk/glossary/, accessed 30 December 2016.

Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA), undated, Acronyms and glossary of main terms, available at http://www.qaa.ac.uk/aboutus/acronyms.asp, accessed 29 January 2011, not available 29 January 2012.


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