UK quality mark for Croydon College


By - Friday 15th August, 2014

The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) has confirmed the quality and standards of provision at Croydon College following its review of the institution in May 2014.


Croydon College students.
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Release begins: A team of QAA reviewers visited Croydon College and judged that its academic standards, the quality and enhancement of its student learning opportunities, and the quality of information about its learning opportunities all meet UK expectations.

 The review identified a number of examples of good practice. These include the support provided for students through the tutorial system, which makes a significant contribution to student achievement, and the College’s approach to embedding employability across its higher education provision.

The review also highlighted the high quality and level of support provided for non-standard entry students during the admission process and the early stages of their programme.

The review made some recommendations for improvements, for example ensuring that all higher education students receive comparable induction and that all are provided with an opportunity to engage in the College’s student representation process.

Frances Wadsworth, principal and CEO at Croydon College, said: ‘This report is enormously valuable to us. These days, higher education does not come cheap and it’s a big decision for families and students as to whether they can afford to study for a degree.

‘Job opportunities are fiercely contested, and at Croydon College we are working to ensure that our degree courses are a real investment, and are much more likely to lead our students to realising their dream career.’

A successful review means that Croydon College can display the QAA Quality Mark, indicating to UK and international students that the College meets national requirements for standards and quality.

The review team included Dr Glenn Barr (independent), Neil Mackenzie (a student reviewer from Bradford College) and Marian Stewart (independent).

Release ends.

Release provider: The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education

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