Summary of the work in progress for the UK Quality Code for Higher Education
The Quality Code was launched on 15 December 2011 as a restructuring of the content of the existing Academic Infrastructure. We have worked closely with the higher education sector to develop the new Quality Code. To help higher education providers make the transition from the Academic Infrastructure we have published explanatory notes about how the Quality Code has been constructed.
Chapter B2: Admission to higher education
A draft version of the revised Chapter will be published for consultation on 3 June 2013. Information about the consultation events for this Chapter is now available.
The consultation will close on 1 August 2013. The final version of the Chapter will be published at the end of October 2013.
Part A: Setting and maintaining threshold academic standards, Chapter B1: Programme design and approval, Chapter B6: Assessment of students and accreditation of prior learning, and Chapter B8: Programme monitoring and review
The schedule for the development of the remaining elements of the Quality Code has been revised to allow work on these three Chapters and Part A to take place in parallel, given the close relationships between the topics they cover.
Materials from four discussion events held in February and March 2013 is now available. Feedback from the events will inform the development of draft versions of the Chapters and Part A, which will be published for consultation on 31 May 2013. Information about the consultation events for these Chapters and Part A is now available.
The consultations will close on 1 August 2013. The final version of the three Chapters and Part A will be published at the end of October 2013.
The following Chapters of the Quality Code have been published:
Quality Code website redevelopment
Work is underway to redevelop the web presentation of the Quality Code. The aim is to design an interactive platform which will enable users to access the information they need more effectively. We have collected feedback from existing users via a number of focus groups, and are using this to develop an initial concept and design. We are recording progress with this work on our blog and we invite you to post any comments and suggestions there.
Review and revsion
An indicative schedule for the future review and revision of the Quality Code is now available.