09 septembre 2016

Private college failing to meet quality and standards, says QAA

The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education

QAA has published the findings of two investigations into West London Vocational Training College.
QAA launched investigations under its Concerns Scheme into the College's main London base and its Cardiff centre following a BBC Wales documentary (opens in new window) on fraud and allegations of shortcomings in academic management at the Cardiff centre. More...

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QAA transformation moves to next phase

The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education

The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) and its trustees have begun consulting with the staff union Public and Commercial Services (PCS) on a new organisational structure today. More...

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Record 25.5K students boost HE numbers, thanks to Access to HE Diploma

The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education

According to key statistics published by QAA, ​25,480 students successfully entered higher education courses in 2014-15, thanks to the Access to Higher Education Diploma, a reported increase of 10 per cent on the previous year. The Access to HE Diploma (opens in new window) is a level 3, credit-based qualification that provides a progression route into higher education for adults who left formal education without the qualifications needed for entry to undergraduate study. More...

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QAA launches Quality Code Enhancement Project

The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education

The Quality Code Enhancement Project has been set up to capture and explore examples of how universities and colleges are enhancing the quality of their provision, supported by the Quality Code. More...

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QAA shares good practice highlighted from reviews

The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education

QAA has published a new booklet featuring good practice case studies from thirteen commended UK higher education institutions. The findings of Higher Education Review conducted by QAA, are published in individual institutional reports, with some institutions being commended. This new booklet describes good practices that were identified in those institutions. More...

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QAA publishes Quality in Action

The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher EducationAn up-to-date view of QAA is now available in a new illustrated booklet called Quality in ​Action. Launched at QAA’s Annual Conference, the booklet is now available for download. More...

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QAA publishes 2016 Conference magazine

The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher EducationThe QAA held its Annual Conference at the University of Birmingham in April 2016. The theme of 'The Right Touch' aimed to reflect the need for the collective shaping of the right quality assurance, the right regulation and the right policies to safeguard the world class reputation of our higher education sector and the academic experiences of our students for the future. More...

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QAA responds to HE White Paper

The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher EducationThe Government White Paper on higher education, Success as a Knowledge Economy, sets out significant reforms for higher education in England. More...

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QAA selected as preferred bidder for funding bodies' contracts

The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education​​​​​In March this year, the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) published its Revised operating model for quality assessment. In the revised model, HEFCE offered the opportunity to tender for aspects of UK higher education quality assessment. More...

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Cooperation is key to assurance of cross-border higher education project finds

The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher EducationA two-year project on the Quality Assurance of Cross-Border Higher Education (QACHE) has just culminated in a final report (opens in new window). Its findings and recommendations point to the value of international cooperation among quality assurance agencies so that institutions can offer students the benefits of transnational education opportunities without undue administrative burden. More...

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