QAA Handbooks & Report
QAA has updated its handbooks for Higher Education Review (Alternative Providers) and Recognition Scheme for Educational Oversight. The new handbooks state the aims of each the review type and offer information and guidance to providers taking part in these reviews after 1 September 2016.
QAA has also published a report titled ‘Higher Education Review (Alternative Providers): Key Findings 2013-15’. The report highlights that independent colleges that have well-established partnerships with universities are much more likely deliver a high quality learning experience, and also identifies a number of other factors associated with high performing alternative providers.
Free Prevent Training Materials available online
There are Prevent Training Materials specifically designed for higher education accessible free of charge from the Safe Campuses Communities website. Module seven, relating to ICT issues is now also available for download. It explores the part IT policies play in the effective implementation of the Prevent Duty, and targets IT staff, data protection officers, security managers as well as Prevent teams at institutions. Institutions are now also able to upload the ‘Introduction to the Prevent Duty as it affects higher education’ e-learning module into their Learning Management System (LMS) via iframe or SCORM. The task will need to be undertaken by the institutions themselves, and by doing so, will enable institutions to track users as they work through the module.
- Posted by Rhys Newcombe-Jones
- On 15th September 2016