On behalf of HEFCW, we undertake Gateway Quality Reviews of higher education providers to test their HE provision against the baseline quality regulatory requirements in Wales. We also re-test the quality aspects of the baseline regulatory requirements at the end of a four-year period, when engaged by the provider to do so.
The overall aim of Gateway Quality Review is to provide HEFCW with an expert judgement about the quality assurance of a provider's HE provision.
The Gateway Quality Review is designed to:
- ensure that the student interest is protected
- provide expert advice to ensure that the reputation of the UK higher education system is protected, including the protection of academic standards
- identify areas for development and/or specified improvements that will help a provider to meet the baseline regulatory requirements.
More information on how HEFCW will use the outcomes of GQRW can be found on HEFCW's website.