About the Accreditation and Quality Assurance Toolkit

When launching new programmes or reviewing or making changes to existing ones, you’ll need to go through your own institution’s internal validation process (your Registry or similar function will be able to advise on this), as well as considering the Quality Assurance Agency’s subject benchmarks. You’ll also need to consider whether you wish to have the programme accredited by the appropriate professional institution. If you would like informal help or advice with these processes, contact the EPC.

HEFCE  has now (May 2016) published a revised ‘operating model’ for quality assessment in higher education in England.  This marks the next phase of the Quality Assessment Review begun by DELNI, HEFCE and HEFCW in October 2014 as part of each funding body’s statutory responsibility for quality assessment in higher education.  During 2016/17 it will be testing and developing aspects of the new approach with the sector and students before it is put into practice in 2017/18.



Any views, thoughts, and opinions expressed herein are solely that of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views, opinions, policies, or position of the Engineering Professors’ Council or the Toolkit sponsors and supporters.

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