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safeguarding standards and improving the quality of UK higher education
Havant and South Downs College
Havant and South Downs College

Havant and South Downs College


Latest review

Higher Education Review: South Downs College, November 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 March 2015
Important note

​​In response to the findings highlighted in this review report, the provider published an action plan (opens in a new window).

Since the report on South Down's 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 quality of student learning opportunities and the enhancement of student learning opportunities, through the action planning process. In March 2016, the judgements were amended from 'requires improvement to meet UK expectations' to 'meets UK expectations'.

Previous review report


In 2017, South Downs College and Havant Sixth Form College merged to form Havant & South Downs College.

We visit universities and colleges once every six years to conduct a Higher Education Review of the standards and quality of the education they provide.

We train staff and students from other providers to carry out the review of the university or college and to make judgements on its management of quality and standards, its commitment to the process of improving its systems, and the reliability of the information produced about its provision.

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