External Quality and Standards

Quality Assurance Agency
For Higher Education​​: the independent body entrusted with monitoring, and advising on, standards and quality in UK higher education.​

Visit the Quality Assurance Agency website for further information about the work of the Agency including:

Following the Higher Education Review: Wales conducted by the Quality Assurance Agency in April 2015 a report for the University of South Wales has now been published on the QAA website.

The University’s Action Plan, produced in response to the 2015 Review, are provided below:

The University also engages with a number of external agencies in the development, monitoring and review of its academic standards and quality.

External resources include the following:

Pearson Edexcel
Offers a wide range of learning programmes, from academic qualifications – such as the ‘gold standard’ GCEs (A levels) and GCSEs – vocational and business learning and adult literacy and numeracy qualifications.

Higher Education Funding Council for Wales (HEFCW)
HEFCW wishes to develop and sustain internationally excellent higher education in Wales, for the benefit of individuals, society and the economy, in Wales and more widely.

Universities UK (UUK)
The voice of UK Universities.

Welsh Government
Working for a fairer and more prosperous Wales.

Credit Qualifications Framework for Wales (CQFW)
Enables recognition and comparison of achievements from all types of education and training activity.