This handbook states the aims of Quality Review Visit, setting out the approach and giving guidance to providers preparing for, and taking part in, review.
Quality Review Visit (QRV) is the method by which we test a provider's readiness to enter the publicly-funded UK higher education sector.
QRV is also used to re-test new entrants as they approach the end of their developmental period. In special circumstances, established providers requiring enhanced monitoring may also be subject to QRV.
We undertake QRV on behalf of the Office for Students (formerly HEFCE) and the Department for
Providers that were scheduled to receive a Higher Education Review, and have not had two or more successful reviews, under the previous quality assessment arrangements, will also receive a QRV.
QRV will continue to operate during the period of transition from HEFCE to the Office for Students. The OfS can provide further guidance for those providers with a QRV scheduled for summer 2018, and who would like to know more about the transition period, or have any questions relating to the broader regulatory decision.
Further information is also available on the OfS website:
Regulatory Notice 2: Regulation up to 31 July 2019 of providers that were previously funded by HEFCE
Regulatory Advice 2: Registration of current providers for 2019-20