UKSCQA consulted on a new approach to the Quality Code’s Expectations between October and December 2017. The consultation is now closed. The new approach seeks 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.

The proposed changes to the UK Quality Code:

  • present an approach that allows the Code to be agile and responsive
  • align the Code with ongoing regulatory change and a diversifying UK HE landscape
  • place students at the heart of the Code
  • reflect sector views about how the Code can best serve a rapidly changing sector.

The new approach proposes reform from the highest level, starting with new, streamlined sector expectations. It is designed to involve the sector at every stage, initially in the development of these expectations, then in the longer term development of the Code.

Read the consultation on the UK Quality Code for Higher Education (English version)

Read the consultation on the UK Quality Code for Higher Education (Welsh version) 

The Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) coordinated responses to the consultation on behalf of UKSCQA and is now analysing the responses received. We envisage outcomes of the consultation and reformulated proposals will be published in March 2018..