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safeguarding standards and improving the quality of UK higher education

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About QAA


We are the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA): the independent body entrusted with monitoring, and advising on, standards and quality in UK higher education.

We work across all four regions of the UK. We promote enhancement in Scotland’s university sector and support assurance and enhancement in higher education for Wales​.

We are dedicated to checking that the three million students working towards a UK qualification get the higher education experience they are entitled to expect.​​

How can we help you?

"I need information about a ​university or​​ college"
Search for a​ report or find out how we carry out our reviews.​​

"I am interested in training and consultancy"
We offer training and consultancy through Q​AA Global.

"I have​ a concern about higher education provision"
Find out what we can investigate and how to contact us.​​