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  • The UK Quality Code for Higher Education sets out the Expectations that all UK higher education providers are required to meet. This document provides a technical introduction for users.
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    UK Quality Code for Higher Education: General introduction

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    Publication date:Jan-2014
    Category:Higher education reference points
    Size:138KB

    Description

    The UK Quality Code for Higher Education sets out the Expectations that all UK higher education providers are required to meet. The purpose of the UK Quality Code for Higher Education is:

    • to safeguard the academic standards of UK higher education
    • to assure the quality of the learning opportunities that UK higher education offers to students
    • to promote continuous and systematic improvement in UK higher education
    • to ensure that information about UK higher education is publicly available.

    The UK Quality Code for Higher Education applies to all providers of UK higher education in all four nations and UK higher education delivered overseas. It protects the interests of all UK higher education students regardless of where they are studying or whether they are full-time, part-time, undergraduate or postgraduate students.

    QAA regularly conducts reviews of UK higher education providers to ensure that they are meeting the Expectations set out in the UK Quality Code for Higher Education. ​

    This document provides a technical introduction for users of the UK Quality Code for Higher Education.