EThames Graduate School is pleased to have relationships and agreements in place with the following bodies
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Quality Assurance Agency (QAA)
We have undergone a review by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) and have received its final report, which is available in full at: www.qaa.ac.uk/reviews-and-reports/provider?UKPRN=10008229.
We have received the following judgments from QAA:
The maintenance of the academic standards of awards meets UK expectations.
The quality of student learning opportunities at the provider meets UK expectations.
The quality of the information about learning opportunities meets UK expectations.
The enhancement of student learning opportunities meets UK expectations.
The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) is an independent body appointed by the government to be responsible for safeguarding standards and improving the quality of UK higher education.
Note on the QAA Review process.
The QAA publishes the UK Quality Code for Higher Education which sets out the Expectations that all providers of UK higher education are required to meet. EThames uses the Quality Code to design policies for maintaining academic standards and quality.
EThames Graduate School was first reviewed under the REO system in April 2012, and is monitored annually by the QAA.
EThames Graduate School received a commendable outcome from the monitoring visit by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) in 2014 and submitted an annual return in January 2015 that demonstrates that we continue to maintain academic standards and enhance the quality of student learning opportunities and information about learning opportunities.
All review reports and annual updates are available on the QAA website.
More information, including published reports following EThames’ REO review and annual monitoring updates are available on the QAA's website, www.qaa.ac.uk
Pearson is the largest of the five main awarding organisations in the UK. They offer academic and vocational qualifications and training to a variety of educational institutions including schools, colleges and employers - both in the UK and internationally.
Vocational qualifications they offer include NVQ and BTEC from entry level to Higher National Diplomas. BTEC (Business and Technology Education Council) awards are recognised worldwide, and in 2011/2012, over 2 million learners registered for BTECs and other vocational qualifications in over 80 countries.
Pearson PLC owns the Edexcel brand and is one of the world’s largest media and education companies, owning brands like Penguin and the Financial Times globally, so quality is assured. In the UK, Pearson carry out an Academic Management Review of their BTEC qualification centres like EThames as well as overseeing each qualification offered via subject-specialist standards verifiers who also visit every year.
Access to Higher Education
The Access to HE Diploma is recognised and regulated by The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA). The qualification is widely recognised by UK universities and other HE institutions, and is a qualification which prepares people without traditional qualifications for study for higher education qualifications at Colleges and universities.
For more information please visit the Access to Higher Education website here.
OCN London is a leading national Awarding Organisation providing high quality qualifications. EThames is an approved Centre for delivering OCN London Access to Higher Education Diploma Courses, which are listed in the EThames entry on the OCN London website.