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safeguarding standards and improving the quality of UK higher education
Data and reports on quality and standards at Carlisle College, from the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA).
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Carlisle College


Latest review

Higher Education Review: Carlisle College, April 2014
Judgements about standards and quality

The maintenance of the academic standards of awards offered on behalf of degree-awarding bodies and/or other awarding organisations meets UK expectations.

The quality of student learning opportunities meets UK expectations.

The quality of the information about learning opportunities meets UK expectations.

The enhancement of student learning opportunities meets UK expectations

Report published May 2016
Important note

Since the report on Carlisle College was published, the review team can now confirm that the College, working in partnership with the student body, has satisfactorily addressed the review team's initial recommendations relating to the originally negative judgements on the maintenance of the threshold academic standards of the awards offered on behalf of its degree-awarding bodies, the quality of student learning opportunities, and the enhancement of student learning opportunities, through the action planning process. In April 2016 the judgements were amended from 'does not meet UK expectations' and 'requires improvement to meet UK expectations' to 'meets UK expectations'.

Previous review report


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Status:  QAA subscriber, publicly funded, without degree awarding powers