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QAA is a world-leading agency with over 25 years’ experience of quality assurance and enhancement. Our range of specially designed products and services give you access to our unmatched expertise and knowledge, helping you to ensure that students and learners have the highest possible quality of education.


Higher education providers in the UK and internationally can also choose to become a QAA Member. QAA Membership delivers inspiring, innovative and developmental activities and resources for your staff and students, and can empower your institution to stand out in the UK and international higher education arenas. 

Available services

For providers in England

In England, we offer providers valuable guidance and support relating to the quality and standards of higher education. Our services reflect the range of different quality frameworks and regulatory requirements, and address a variety of challenges and opportunities.

Elective Quality Review


A voluntary quality enhancement review to give independent assurances about the standard of your academic awards and the quality of your learning experience.

Targeted Quality and Standards Service


Versatile and flexible support for providers looking to address specific challenges relating to their quality and standards arrangements, as well as those wishing to enhance existing approaches.

Degree Awarding Powers Service


Specialist guidance and activities for providers in England who are either seeking Degree Awarding Powers or have existing time-limited or probationary powers.

New Provider Service


Expert support for providers making a new application for OfS registration and for those subject to a Quality and Standards Review (QSR).

For providers across the UK


QAA Membership


QAA Membership creates a secure environment for quality teams, academics and strategic leaders to share practice, discuss challenges, develop knowledge and learn about the latest thinking and professional practices in quality assurance and enhancement. 


For providers outside the UK

Internationally, our independent peer reviews can demonstrate that your quality assurance processes meet international best practice and lead to accreditation from QAA. Our International Quality Assurance Programme provides a comprehensive and valuable training opportunity for your staff.

International Quality Review

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Detailed analysis of a provider’s approaches to quality assurance, tested against the European Standards and Guidelines (ESG) - leading to accreditation from QAA.

International Programme Accreditation


Review of the standards and quality of individual programmes of study, tested against the European Standards and Guidelines (ESG) - leading to accreditation from QAA.

International Quality Assurance Programme


A five-day training programme to learn about the UK quality assurance system and build relationships with professionals from around the world.

QAA International Membership


QAA International Membership provides vision, expertise and guidance on the topics that matter to your staff and students. It ensures your university or college is well equipped to face the opportunities and challenges of a rapidly changing global higher education environment.

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To find out more about our products and services, and to register your interest, send us an email and we will be happy to help.




If you are considering becoming a QAA Member, please contact our Membership Team who will be happy to discuss this with you.