The University Centre at London South East Colleges has been given a seal of approval by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA).

In a report published this week following an inspection earlier this year, the universities watchdog, has confirmed that the College’s Higher Education provision meets all the expected academic standards. 

The QAA team also praised the high quality of the student academic experience and did not identify any specified improvements.

Principal and CEO of London South East Colleges, Sam Parrett, says:

 “We are delighted that our University Centre has been given such an important endorsement from the QAA.

 “Our aim is to make Higher Education accessible to as many people as possible. We do this by offering a range of programmes at different levels, full and part time – allowing people to study locally and avoid high living costs.

 “With an 85% success rates against a national average of 75% our results speak for themselves. Crucially, the vast majority of our students progress into highly skilled jobs post-graduation, thanks to our skills-focused approach and employer links.

 “I thank all our dedicated staff for their hard work and look forward to welcoming many new and returning HE students this September.”

The role of the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) is to safeguard standards and improve the quality of UK higher education wherever it is delivered around the world. The organisation reviews HE providers to ensure that academic standards are maintained. A successful review means that London South East Colleges can display the QAA Quality Mark, indicating to UK and international students that it meets national requirements for standards and quality.

Over 700 students are currently studying at the University Centre. This provision is based at London South East Colleges’ Bromley Campus but HE courses are also available at its Bexley, Greenwich and Orpington campuses. A wide range of subjects are on offer from biomedical science, teacher training and childcare to built environment, healthcare and business.

As well as full time degrees, other qualifications including HNDs, foundation degrees and PGCEs are available, along with Access to HE courses for people without the standard entry requirements.

Many of the degree programmes on offer can be studied flexibly (eg. one day a week) alongside existing job commitments. This enables people to gain qualifications and improve their career prospects whilst earning a wage.

Prospective students will also benefit from lower tuition fees as well as reduced living expenses when studying closer to home.

There are a small number of places available on HE courses starting this September. For more information please call our clearing hotline on 020 8295 7056.

 To read the full QAA report click here


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