Buckinghamshire College Group has received a high confidence level from the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education following a recent review. In a report sent to the Office for Students the QAA found that the College met all areas of the monitoring review, which took place in January this year.
Reviewers had confidence in the College’s admissions process, concluding that it was “reliable, fair and inclusive”. The report also found the College listened to students to make effective changes and improvements in student’s educational experience. The review team also found a “fair and transparent” complaints and appeals procedure.
The report concluded that reviewers had a high confidence in the achievements of HE students at Buckinghamshire College Group. Interviews of students by the review team showed that College tutors provide thorough and productive feedback to help students attain success.
Paula Kavanagh, Senior Lead (teaching, learning, assessment & HE) said “the College is delighted that as a Higher Education provider we have been acknowledged as meeting the QAA Core practices. We are especially pleased that the level of confidence was high. The student experience, both individually and collectively is our priority and this has been reflected in the outcome of this review.”
The QAA’s findings were drawn from a process, which involved meetings with students studying Higher Education courses and the review of over 300 pieces of documentary evidence supplied by the College. The review focused on if the College met four key themes from the QAA core practices and what confidence reviewers had in the College’s handling of these areas, from low, moderate and high.