In October 2017, UKSCQA launched an extensive consultation on the UK Quality Code, which was co-ordinated by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) on behalf of all members of UKSCQA.

The new Expectations and practices of the Code have now been published. These will form the basis of a fully revised UK Quality Code, which is scheduled for publication in late 2018. The Expectations and practices have benefited from valuable engagement across all four nations and the full diversity of the sector, throughout the consultation.

This approach to the new UK Quality Code refocuses the Code on core principles in quality assurance, improves its accessibility, and guarantees its fitness for purpose in an evolving regulatory landscape. The revisions seek to ensure that the Code remains the cornerstone for quality in UK higher education, that it protects the public and student interest, and that it maintains the UK’s world-leading reputation for quality in higher education.

Read the new UK Quality Code for Higher Education [English version]
Read the new UK Quality Code for Higher Education [Welsh version]

You can also read the Analysis of the consultation responses

QAA, on behalf of UKSCQA, will be working with the sector throughout 2018 to develop a full set of advice and guidance that will help assure higher education providers that they deliver programmes to the standard their students should expect.

Read the announcement on the new Quality Code Expectations and practices