New guidance: degree awarding powers assessment for English providers
Working with the Office for Students (OfS), QAA has published new guidance aimed at providers in England seeking degree awarding powers. It sets out how a provider's suitability for degree awarding powers will be assessed once it has been referred to QAA.
The guidance supplements regulatory advice published by the OfS which sets out how existing and new providers of higher education in England can apply for authorisation for degree awarding powers.
Higher education providers should, in the first instance, visit the OfS website for more information about eligibility and how to apply. QAA will only consider applications for degree awarding powers assessment from providers referred to us by the OfS.