Access to Higher Education diploma

What is the Keith Fletcher Prize?

The Keith Fletcher Prize is a group of awards given to Access to HE learners for the incredible achivements to their studies and education.

The Keith Fletcher Memorial Presentation was created in memory of Keith Fletcher, who was a commited member of the Access to HE industry and worked for several years for AVAs in the South West of England. In an effort to honour Keith Fletcher and his dedication to Access to HE, the The Keith Fletcher Awards were created in which several Access to HE students who are selected from across the regions are celebrated for their own dedication to their Access to HE course and their education. This tradition has now grown and is supported by all AVAs across England and Wales.

What are the catagories?

There are two catagories in which students can be nominated for:

Outstanding Academic Achievement

Students proposed in this category should have excelled in their academic study by producing assessed work of a consistently outstanding quality whilst on their Access courses.

In this category one example (copies are acceptable or photographs for artwork) of any individual piece of work which could illustrate this achievement, or statement containing sufficient detail about the range and type of work submitted by the student and her/his performance.

2020 submission form download

Outstanding Commitment to Study

Students in this category should have shown outstanding commitment to their Access studies, perhaps in the face of difficult and challenging personal circumstances.

Tutors must provide detailed explanation to support the nomination, whilst respecting the privacy of the individual student, to enable the judges to reach a decision.

Examples of work are not required for this category and will not be presented to judges.

2020 submission form download

Keith Fletcher Prize 2020

In these unprecedented times there have been huge changes in how we are all working and students as well as teachers may now have additional challenges to deal with. This year's prize nominations could be used to nominate those whose circumstances were challenging prior to COVID-19 or those who have shown determination post lockdown. Learners may be facing barriers to their learning such as work (in particular Key Workers), childcare, caring responsibilities as well as dealing with perhaps their own anxiety, mental or physical health difficulties but despite this have continued to engage in their learning.

Access students deserve to be acknowledged and celebrated, whatever the circumstances, it is hard at the best of times and this year has been a complete change to how we would normally operate and we believe that these awards woul be a great time to recognise this.

Each nomination should be submitted on the correct form and sent to jill.minter@aim-group.org.uk by Friday 30 October 2020. AIM will select one entry for each category to be entered into the national competition. Both nominees will receive a £50 Amazon voucher awarded by AIM.

More information can be found in the Keith Fletcher Rules  downloadable, here

*Please note that nominations must only be submitted by AVAs (us) and will not be accepted directly from providers. Each nomination should be submitted on the correct form.