Applications are submitted to the Office for Students (OfS), who pass them to us for assessment and scrutiny. Any organisation considering this step should contact the Office for Students in the first instance. Further information is available on the OfS website.
This guidance document is intended for existing and new providers of higher education in England that wish to apply to the OfS for authorisation for degree awarding powers. It should be read in conjunction with the regulatory advice published on the OfS website.
This guidance document is intended for higher education providers in England with existing degree awarding powers. The guidance sets out the main features of QAA assessment where variation or revocation of DAPs authorisation is being considered. It should be read in conjunction with the regulatory advice published on the OfS website.
For applicants that applied before 31 March 2018, full details of the requirements and how the application is considered can be found in our December 2015 handbook. If you require a copy of this handbook or any supporting documentation please contact us.
APPEALS FROM PROVIDERS AGAINST DECISIONS
Information on how to appeal the outcome from an assessment can be found in our Representations Procedure.