Barnfield College has been given the seal of approval by an independent body that monitors education standards.
The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) confirmed that the College ‘meets UK expectations’ in all four areas – the quality of student learning opportunities and information about learning opportunities, the maintenance of academic standards of awards offered and the enhancement of student learning opportunities.
The review identifies a number of examples of good practice, including: involving students in internal and external interdisciplinary learning opportunities and engaging the Health and Safety Manager in due diligence reviews of placement providers.
Principal Tim Eyton-Jones said: “We are delighted with this positive review, which is testament to the hard work and professionalism of our staff and students. This award indicates that the College has taken another giant step towards our ambition of becoming outstanding in everything we do’
“For many people, the cost and practicalities of going away to university makes getting a degree unfeasible. But this endorsement will confirm to local students and employers that there is a high-quality, cost-effective alternative to studying Higher Education (HE) on their doorstep, here at Barnfield College.
The successful review, which took place in December, means the College can display the QAA Quality Mark indicating to all UK and international students that the College’s university-level courses meet all national requirements for standards and quality.
For more information about courses offered at Barnfiled College, visit: www.barnfield.ac.uk/courses