Private HEI's

Abdul Hai made this Freedom of Information request to Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education
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Dear Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education,

Can you tell me how many private sector HEI's have been audited by the QAA or due to be audited?

What contracts you have with them?

Yours faithfully,

Abdul Hai

Barbie Panvel, Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education

Dear Mr Hai

I acknowledge receipt of your request concerning private sector HEIs,
dated 6 December 2011.

QAA is not covered by the Freedom of information act, but we do seek to
maintain high standards of openness and accountability.

I will contact you with a reply to your enquiry soon, but please note
that due to office closure over the holiday period there may be a slight
delay.

Yours sincerely

Barbie Panvel
Records manager and archivist
Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education

Tel: 01452 557090
www.qaa.ac.uk

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Barbie Panvel, Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education

Dear Mr Hai

I write further to your request dated 06 December 2011and QAA's
acknowledgment dated 07 December 2011.

As stated in our initial acknowledgement, QAA is not covered by the
Freedom of Information Act 2000 but, in accordance with our voluntary
Information Publication Scheme, I have the answers to the two questions
you posed concerning QAA and the audit of private sector HEIs - see
below.

I hope this proves useful to your research. Please contact me if you
have any further questions.

Yours sincerely

Barbie Panvel
Records manager and archivist
Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education

Tel: 01452 557090
www.qaa.ac.uk

Can you tell me how many private sector HEI's have been audited by the
QAA or due to be audited?

A list of QAA's subscribing institutions is on our web site
http://www.qaa.ac.uk/AboutUs/subscribing...
cribing-institutions.aspx#anchor2. The list is divided into publicly
funded higher education institutions, non-publicly funded bodies with UK
degree awarding powers and non-publicly funded bodies without UK degree
awarding powers. This list is regularly updated, as new institutions
subscribe to the QAA. Of QAA's non-publicly funded subscribers
(currently 10 in total) Ashridge Management College, the University of
Buckingham and the College of Law have reports published on our website
http://www.qaa.ac.uk/InstitutionReports/....
Reports for the other institutions will be published after an audit or
review has taken place.

Although the American InterContinental University no longer subscribes
to QAA, it is a private institution with an institutional audit report
on our website.

One private institution, St Patrick's International College London is
currently undergoing an IQER review
http://www.qaa.ac.uk/InstitutionReports/...
es/default.aspx and the report will be on our website when the review is
concluded.

No Educational Oversight reviews have yet taken place, and a list of
applicant institutions will be made available on QAA's website shortly.
The number of applications received was 248. Please see our website for
more information on Educational Oversight reviews
http://www.qaa.ac.uk/InstitutionReports/...
ault.aspx.

What contracts you have with them?

QAA does not have contracts with subscribers, or with applicant colleges
for Educational Oversight Review. Details of how QAA audits and reviews
can be found in the relevant handbooks, also available on our website
http://www.qaa.ac.uk/InstitutionReports/...
px and subscriber services, terms and costs are available on
http://www.qaa.ac.uk/AboutUs/subscribing...
. Also see the Educational Oversight page (link above).

Dear Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education,

Can you tell me how many private sector HEI's have been audited by
the QAA or due to be audited?

What contracts you have with them?

Yours faithfully,

Abdul Hai

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