QAA - Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education

  • Substantial compliance with the ESG

Information on the agency's work

We are the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA). Our mission is to safeguard standards and improve the quality of UK higher education.

We offer advice, guidance and support to help UK universities, colleges and other institutions to provide the best possible student experience of higher education. We conduct reviews of institutions and publish reports detailing the findings. Our reports highlight good practice and contain recommendations to help improve quality.


Activities within the scope of ESG

  • Degree Awarding Powers (DAP) scrutiny
  • Enhancement Led Institutional Review (Scotland)
  • General Osteopathic Council (GOsC) Review
  • Higher Education Review (Alternative Providers)
  • Archived entry - activity that was carried out in the past Higher Education Review (England and Northern Ireland)
  • International Quality Review (IQR)
  • Quality Enhancement Review (Wales)
  • Quality Review Visit (Gateway)
  • Review of Transnational Education (TNE)
  • Unsatisfactory Quality Scheme/Concerns

Higher education systems where QAA carried out external QA activities


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