The UK Standing Committee for Quality Assessment works with its members to ensure the provision of high quality education across the UK. This includes oversight of programmes that support the reliability of degree standards.

Today new data from the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) is published, which shows that over a quarter of first degree students in 2016/17 were awarded a first class degree. HEFCE – a member of UKSCQA – has blogged on how their work with us and other UKSCQA members is developing work to strengthen the existing systems and processes, which are in place to maintain the standard of qualifications and ensure that they maintain their value over time. This includes a programme of support and training for external examiners, which is being developed by the Higher Education Academy.

Read the blog from HEFCE