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

  • Annual Monitoring for Educational Oversight
    Documentation
  • Degree Awarding Powers (DAP) scrutiny
    Documentation
  • Educational Oversight: Exceptional Arrangements
    Documentation
  • Enhancement Led Institutional Review (Scotland)
    Documentation
  • Gateway Quality Review Programme in Wales (GQRW)
    Documentation
  • General Osteopathic Council (GOsC) Review
    Documentation
  • Higher Education Review (Alternative Providers)
    Documentation
  • Archived entry - activity that was carried out in the past Higher Education Review (England and Northern Ireland)
  • Higher Education Review (Foreign Providers)
    Documentation
  • International Quality Review (IQR)
    Documentation
  • Quality and Standards Review Monitoring and Intervention (QSR MI)
    Documentation
  • Quality and Standards Review (QSR)
    Documentation
  • Quality Enhancement Review (Wales)
    Documentation
  • Recognition Scheme for Educational Oversight (RSEO)
    Documentation
  • Review of Transnational Education (under revision)
    Documentation
  • Unsatisfactory Quality Scheme/Concerns

Higher education systems where QAA carried out external QA activities


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