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Scottish Framework for Fair Access

The Scottish Framework for Fair Access was launched in May 2019 to respond to CoWA Recommendation 2 which seeks to identify access activity with the highest impact at each stage of the learner journey, from early learning through to higher education, and provide best practice guidelines on its delivery and evaluation.

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The Framework, which aims to empower grass-roots practitioners to evaluate fairer access activity more systematically and rigorously, has two main elements:

  • An online toolkit which brings together the best available evidence on access to higher education, identifying gaps and providing guidance on how to fill them.
  • Scotland’s Community of Access and Participation Practitioners (SCAPP): a network to support the development and professionalisation of an access and participation community and to facilitate practitioner engagement with the toolkit.

Further information

For more information please contact Anna Wallace, tel: 0131 313 6605, email: