QSN 21/22 Webinar Series: OfS Consultation on Quality and Standards Conditions

Wednesday 8th Sep 2021 - Wednesday 8th Sep 2021
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The purpose of this event is to give QSN members the opportunity to discuss and share views on the OfS Quality and Standards conditions consultation questions. This event is free to QSN members. We will share an online survey prior to the event.

This webinar will take place via Zoom. A link will be sent out in the joining instructions.

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This webinar is kindly sponsored by Explorance.

Event Breakdown

QSN 21/22 Webinar Series: Consultation on Quality and Standards Conditions

Programme

15:55 Login and virtual refreshments!
15:00 Welcome –
15:40 – 16:40C Virtual Break-Out Rooms facilitated by QSN Exec Members

Proposal 1: impose three general ongoing conditions of registration relating to the quality of a provider’s courses

Proposal 2: impose one general ongoing condition of registration relating to the standards of a provider’s courses

Proposal 3: impose two initial conditions of registration, one relating to the quality of, and one relating to the standards applied to, a provider’s course.

Proposal 4a: commission the designated quality body to provide evidence about compliance with the initial conditions for a provider seeking registration

Proposal 4b: operate a flexible risk-based approach to evidence gathering and investigation for registered providers

Proposal 4c: take account of a provider’s compliance history in relation to the quality and standards conditions for the purpose of determining eligibility for other benefits of OfS registration

Proposal 5: the OfS will use its role as the body responsible for External Quality Assurance for integrated higher and degree apprenticeships to inform its judgements about condition B4.

Condition B1: Academic experience – a high quality academic experience includes but is not limited to ensuring all of the following:

  1. each higher education course is up-to-date
  2. each higher education course provides educational challenge;
  3. each higher education course is coherent;
  4. each higher education course is effectively delivered; and
  5. each higher education course, as appropriate to the subject matter of the course, requires students to develop relevant skills.

Condition B2: Resources, support and student engagement – the provider must ensure:

a. each cohort of students registered on each higher education course receives resources and support to ensure:

i. a high quality academic experience for those students; and

ii. those students succeeding in and beyond higher education; and

b. effective engagement with each cohort of students to ensure:

i. a high quality academic experience for those students; and

ii. those students succeeding in and beyond higher

Condition B4: Assessment and awards – the provider must ensure that:

  1. students are assessed effectively;
  2. Each assessment is valid and reliable;
  3. academic regulations are designed to ensure that relevant awards are credible; and
  4. relevant awards granted to students are credible at the point of being granted and when compared to those granted previously.

Condition B5: Sector-recognised standards – the provider must ensure that, in respect of any relevant awards granted to students who complete a higher education course provided by, or on behalf of, the provider (whether or not the provider is the awarding body):

  1. any standards set are consistent with any applicable sector-recognised standards; and
  2. awards are only granted to students whose knowledge and skills are consistent with any applicable sector-recognised standards.

Condition B7: Initial condition relating to quality – the provider must:

  1. have credible plans that would enable the provider, if registered, to comply with conditions B1, B2 and B4 from the date of registration; and
  2. have the capacity and resources necessary to deliver, in practice, those

 

16:45 – 17:00 Plenary and Close

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