UK Quality Code
The Quality Code is a key reference point for UK higher education, protecting the public and student interest, and championing UK higher education's world-leading reputation for quality. It enables providers to understand what is expected of them and what to expect from each other. The Quality Code is based on a number of elements that together provide a reference point for effective quality assurance: Expectations for quality and standards; Core and common practices which underpin the delivery of the expectations; and Advice and Guidance.
Expectations and practices for standards
Expectations for and practices for quality
Advice and Guidance on the following 12 themes: Admissions, recruitment and widening access; Enabling student achievement; Course design and development; Assessment; Learning and Teaching; Monitoring and evaluation; External expertise; Concerns, complaints and appeals; Student engagement; Partnerships; Research Degrees; and Work-based Learning
Key Reference Points
1. Qualifications and credit frameworks
The Frameworks for HE Qualifications of UK Degree-awarding Bodies
Higher education credit framework for England
2. Subject Benchmark statements
3. Supporting resources
Characteristics statements, e.g. Doctoral degrees; Master’s degrees; Higher Education in Apprenticeships and Foundation Degree.
Other resources, e.g. Explaining contact hours; Plagiarism in higher education - custom essay writing services; Contracting to cheat in higher education