COVID – 19 – Important update for Access to Higher Education centres and learners

We are able  to confirm that all learners due to complete an Agored Cymru Access to Higher Education Diploma by 31 July 2020 will be awarded a graded Diploma based on the assessment they have already completed with calculated grades for all remaining assessments that have submission dates after 20 March 2020.  QAA will be producing guidance on how grades will be calculated and we will share this with centres as soon as it is available.

The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education(QAA), the regulator for the qualification,  have published further information on their website:

For students
For centres 
For higher education receiving institutions 

Coronavirus – Update for Centres delivering Agored Cymru Qualifications

We understand that centres will be concerned about the impact of the Coronavirus outbreak on learners.

Centres should contact us directly to apply for any special considerations resulting from this situation.

Welsh Government has issued guidance for educational establishments that may prove useful.

Please get in touch with us to discuss any specific concerns.

In the current circumstances Agored Cymru offices are closed, with all staff working remotely to ensure you continue to receive excellent customer service.  

Please continue to use the same telephone numbers, which are 01248 670011 and 02920 747866.  However, you can avoid any longer than usual wait times by emailing us.   We have our full team ready to respond very promptly to email enquiries.

Please do call us if you need to, but we do encourage you to email instead. We’ll be monitoring emails to this address even more closely, so this is the best way to reach us.