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COVID-19 (Coronavirus) – support and guidance

Since March, QAA has been producing guidance to support the sector in dealing with the considerable changes it has faced during the COVID-19 lockdown. This has taken the form of initial guidance and more detailed thematic guidance.

We are now beginning to look to the future, with our most recent set of publications providing the sector with guidance to support them in planning for 2020-21 and beyond.

Visit the COVID-19 Support and Guidance page to find all our published work, and see below for details of what's coming up.

What’s coming up

Guidance for smaller, specialist or newer providers of higher education

Guidance for small, specialist or newer providers on how to flexibly and consistently maintain quality and standards. There will also be guidance on effective partnership working while using validating/sub-contracting/franchising agreements to maintain quality and standards.

Publication date scheduled for 7 August 2020.


Guidance on how microcredentials can be quality assured, standards maintained, and integrated into the credit framework.

Publication date to be confirmed.