QAA is the UK’s independent quality body for higher education. Founded in 1997, we work with sector stakeholders and students across all four nations of the UK and build international partnerships to enhance and promote the reputation of UK higher education worldwide. Our vision is for world-leading and independently assured higher education. 

QAA has changed to meet the evolving needs of a sector that has undergone reform across all nations of the UK. In 2018, the Secretary of State designated QAA as the body responsible for assessing quality and standards in England, and we work closely with the devolved administrations in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. We launched a new membership offer to institutions in August 2019.