Quality assessment arrangements in the UK are based on the principle that a provider is responsible for degree standards, student outcomes and the quality of the student academic experience, wherever its students are based and however they study.

In recognition of the importance of the UK’s reputation internationally, UKSCQA is overseeing the following areas of work carried out by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA):

  • strategic engagement with governments, quality assurance bodies and higher education providers in countries where UK providers are active. This aims to improve the mutual understanding of each other’s higher education provision and quality assurance arrangements and to foster cooperation on quality matters
  • designing and undertaking quality reviews of UK providers’ transnational education (TNE) activity, in order to safeguard academic standards and strengthen the international reputation of UK higher education. QAA also produces country reports to offer providers with insight to the higher education and regulatory landscape of key countries for UK TNE.

Read further information on the QAA work