Responding to the
BBC Panorama programme shown on Monday 13 November, QAA's Director of Colleges and Alternative Providers Will Naylor said:
'Academic fraud is unacceptable, and we are grateful to Panorama for its investigation.
'QAA's principal role is to assess academic quality and standards, undertaking more in-depth investigations when we are made aware of potential concerns.
'Panorama's investigation uncovers activity that may indicate criminal fraud. Any suspicions of criminal activity should be reported to the police. QAA has assisted the police in previous similar investigations, and would be happy to do so again.
'In the public interest, we would ask Panorama to share its evidence, so that QAA can discuss appropriate action with the Department for Education and other agencies.'