Quality Assurance Agency in Higher Education (QAA)

QAA are the independent UK quality assurance agency that safeguards standards and quality in higher education. We work across the UK to raise standards and quality of higher education.

In the UK, QAA maintains the UK Quality Code for Higher Education, externally reviews higher education providers, and develops training, guidance and events to assist providers to enhance the education they deliver.

Beyond the UK, we use our more than 20 years’ experience of assuring and developing higher education quality to support the development of quality assurance systems worldwide.

Specifically for institutions, we review and report on the quality of their higher education and courses through our International Quality Review (IQR) method.