We operate a number of committees, each with responsibility for different areas of our work.
Access Recognition and Licensing Committee (ARLC)
ARLC is responsible for the operation and development of the Recognition Scheme for Access to Higher Education. Members include further and higher education representatives. It meets three times per year and is chaired by a member of our Board.
Advisory Committee on Degree Awarding Powers (ACDAP)
ACDAP considers applications for degree awarding powers and/or university title. It is made up of both Board and external members, and meets quarterly.
Audit and Risk Committee
This Committee is responsible for internal controls and risk management systems, internal and external audits, and financial reporting. It is made up of both Board and external members, and meets three times per year.
Nomination and Remuneration Committee (NRC)
NRC advises the Board on the appointment, terms and conditions, and remuneration of our Senior Management Team. Using our Articles of Association, the Committee makes sure that the Board collectively has the skills, knowledge, expertise and diversity to fulfil all its duties. It is made up of Board members and meets twice a year.
QAA Scotland Strategic Advisory Committee
This Committee provides information about the legislative, regulatory, funding and policy environment for Scottish higher education. It is made up of a Board member from Scotland, our Director of Nations and International, and external Scottish representatives, and meets at least twice a year.
QAA Wales Strategic Advisory Committee
This Committee provides information about the legislative, regulatory, funding and policy environment for Welsh higher education. It is made up of a Board member from Wales, our Director of Nations and International, and external Welsh representatives, and meets at least twice a year.
Student Strategic Advisory Committee (SSAC)
SSAC facilitates discussions between students and QAA on developments in the higher education sector. Our Chief Executive and other members of our Board attend SSAC meetings, which meets three times a year.
The Honorary Treasurer makes sure that our financial functions are carried out with due diligence. They work with our Finance Director to provide regular reports to the Board on the financial health of QAA.