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safeguarding standards and improving the quality of UK higher education

International Quality Assurance Programme

Event date 5-9 June 2017
Location QAA, Southgate House, Southgate Street, Gloucester, GL1 1UB

About the event

QAA is pleased to announce the seventh intensive five-day course for Quality Managers from non-UK institutions who would like to learn more about quality assurance in the UK and other countries. Participants will be able to benefit from expert input as well as sharing experience with other international delegates.

What is IQAP?

The International Quality Assurance Programme (IQAP) has now been running for three years, and during this time has helped to train individuals from higher education sectors around the world. We have so far welcomed over 120 delegates from over 40 countries across Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Europe, the Middle East, and Oceania/Australasia.

You can expect high quality presentations by leaders and experts in UK higher education quality improvement and comprehensive study materials, as well as a certificate of attendance signed by Douglas Blackstock, Chief Executive of QAA. IQAP also provides visits to institutions, awarding bodies and other organisations to learn more about higher education quality practice.

Find out more

You can get further details about the event by watching our short film, or see photos from one of our previous IQAPs.

Who should attend?

This event would be most useful to delegates that are likely to:​
  • have at least four years management experience, ideally within higher education
  • be working in a management or leadership role (academic or non-academic) with a responsibility for quality improvement
  • be looking for an opportunity to develop their knowledge of quality improvement practice within the higher education sector.


Book and pay before 7 April and take advantage of the early bird discounted price of £1,600 per person. After this date the delegate fee will be £1,750.

Please note that the price does not include: transportation to the UK and back, costs associated with visas, evening meals (other than networking events), accommodation in the UK, airport transfers in the UK.

How to apply

To apply for IQAP, please send your CV to IQAPHQEOI@qaa.ac.uk. Once your CV has been considered and accepted, you will be sent a link to the registration and payment page to confirm your place.

If you have any questions about IQAP, please contact us.