We safeguard standards and improve
qualities of higher education

About QAA

We are an independent body entrusted with monitoring and advising on standards and quality in UK higher education. We also build international partnerships to enhance and promote the reputation of UK higher education worldwide.

What We Work

QAA is the designated quality body under a new regulatory framework, with responsibility for assessing quality and standards in English higher education. We are also responsible for the scrutiny of applications for university title and degree awarding powers.

Where We Work

Academic Integrity

QAA Provides Excellent Horizon on
the UK Quality Assurance for You



world-leading reputation for quality

Strong Co-operation with
National Assurance Body



EA is formally appointed by the European Commission in Regulation (EC) No 765/2008 to develop and maintain a multilateral agreement of mutual recognition based on a harmonized accreditation infrastructure.



UKAS is the UK’s National Accreditation Body, responsible for determining, in the public interest, the technical competence and integrity of organisations such as those offering testing, calibration and certification services.


The UK Standing Committee for Quality Assessment provides sector-led oversight of higher education quality assessment arrangements that continue to be shared across the UK


the Singapore Accreditation Council (SAC) is the national accreditation body. Managed by Enterprise Singapore, SAC maintains the integrity and impartiality of conformity assessment practices.

Supporting Higher Education

The project aims to strengthen regional cooperation and enhance the quality, regional competitiveness and internationalization of Association of
South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) higher education institutions and students.

Academy related Assurance

Non-Academy related Assurance

On-Request Assurance

Our Services


Quality Assurance Framework


International Quality Review (IQR) has been specially developed to provide institutions outside the UK with an independent peer review leading to accreditation by QAA. 

For Enquiry

QAA supports you to improve quality and standards continuously by giving you access to insight and valuable resources based on our extensive expertise.

Look to the Future

Focus & Beyond

Represent a Wide Range of Interests

Our Board

Professor Simon Water

Chair of the Board

Claire Sosienski Drake

Vice President of HE


CEO & Managing Director

Demonstration of Your
Substantial Competence