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COVID-19 (Coronavirus) – support and guidance

Quality Review Visit (QRV) was the method used from 2017-18 to test a provider's readiness to enter the publicly-funded UK higher education sector.


As of August 2018, the QRV method was no longer in use by the Office for Students (OfS). It was replaced with a new review method called Quality and Standards Review (QSR) for use from the 2018-19 academic year onwards. QSR aligns with the Quality and Standards conditions of the OfS Regulatory Framework and with the revised UK Quality Code.


Handbook and Guidance

Quality Review Visit Handbook

Publication Date: 31 Jul 2017

Quality Review Visit - Survival Guide for Lead Student Representatives

Publication Date: 16 Aug 2017

Guidance for new providers undergoing Quality Review Visit where there are no current or past higher education students

Publication Date: 13 Feb 2017