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What to expect from QAA Scotland in 2023-24

Date: September 20 - 2023

Earlier this year we announced that QAA Scotland had been commissioned by the Scottish Funding Council (SFC) to lead key areas of Scotland’s Tertiary Quality Project (TQP) to deliver a common approach to assuring and enhancing quality in Scotland’s colleges and universities, which will begin to be implemented AY2024-25. This includes the design and delivery of a multi-year quality cycle involving peer-led external review of colleges and universities, working closely with Education Scotland. QAA will also lead planning for the delivery of a national enhancement programme across Scotland’s tertiary sector, working with the College Development Network (CDN).

QAA Scotland is also working with Education Scotland, CDN and sparqs (student partnerships in quality Scotland) on the delivery of SFC’s first commission of a Tertiary Enhancement Topic looking at the future of learning and teaching and defining and delivering effective blended learning.

Further information on this work is available on our website.

To help you keep up to date with these developments, we will also be launching a new QAA Scotland e-newsletter in September 2023. Sign up now to receive the newsletter.

New for September and October, QAA Scotland is inviting key sector staff and students from our colleges, universities and sector agencies to a series of workshops to find out more and to contribute to the development of the new quality review and enhancement arrangements. These workshops are an excellent opportunity to shape and influence the work with our key delivery partners Education Scotland, CDN and sparqs.

Commenting on the new work, Kathryn O’Loan Director of QAA Scotland, said: ‘This is an exciting year for Scotland’s tertiary sector and we’re delighted to be leading such important work. We look forward to working with everyone in the months ahead as we come together to shape the future of quality in our colleges and universities.’