Posted: Sun 17th Sep 2023

Glowing HE report for leading Welsh college following QAA review

Business, in Wales.
This article is old - Published: Sunday, Sep 17th, 2023

COLEG CAMBRIA University Centre received a glowing report from the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA).

A review by the QAA expressed confidence that ‘academic standards are reliable, meet UK requirements, and are reasonably comparable with standards set and achieved in other providers in the UK’.

The review team – who visited the college twice, including last May – also expressed confidence that ‘the quality of the student academic experience meets relevant baseline regulatory requirements’.

The findings provide the Higher Education Funding Council for Wales (HEFCW) with an expert judgement about the readiness of the provider to enter, or continue to operate within, the HE sector.

Just one area for development was identified by the review team: Continue development of its internal quality assurance processes so that regular reviews of its practices for standards and quality can drive further improvements and enhancements.

No specific areas for improvement were identified.


Coleg Cambria’s Dean of Higher Education, Emma Hurst, said: ‘We are pleased the QAA has recognised and expressed confidence in the standards of the HE provision and academic experience at Cambria’s University Centre and thank the reviewers for their guidance, support and feedback throughout the process.

‘It is heartening that the QAA found no areas in need of specific improvement but the college will continue to work hard to raise standards for our learners and look forward to building on the relationships we have with our partners and stakeholders in the sector.’


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