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Academic Quality & Standards – ensuring the quality of the courses at Futureworks.

Our Academic Quality & Standards Team are here to make sure you get the most out of your studies by ensuring that our courses are reviewed, monitored and enhanced on an annual basis, and that we are working to guidelines set by the relevant external bodies and our partner university. Our quality assurance processes enable us to safeguard the academic standards of the courses we offer and provide you with the best possible student experience whilst you are studying with us.

For its degree programmes, delivered in partnership with the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan), Futureworks has undergone a Higher Education Review (AP) by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) and has received its final report, which is available in full on the QAA website.

Our most recent QAA Higher Education Review (AP), which took place in October 2017, resulted in the following judgements about standards and quality:

  • The maintenance of the academic standards of awards offered on behalf of degree-awarding bodies and/or other awarding organisations meets UK expectations.
  • The quality of student learning opportunities at the provider is commended.
  • The quality of the information about learning opportunities is commended.
  • The enhancement of student learning opportunities at the provider is commended.

Our Academic Quality & Standards Team follows the guidelines set out in the UK Quality Code for Higher Education, produced by the QAA, to make sure that we are providing you with the best possible experience. The Quality Code gives all higher education providers a shared starting point for setting, describing and assuring their academic standards and quality of learning opportunities, and here at Futureworks, we are keen to make sure that this is embedded into everything that we do.

Our top priority is to deliver the best possible experience to all our students and we know that engagement is the key to achieving this. We ask students for regular feedback on their courses, so we can identify opportunities for improvement. Also, each year, we elect Student Partners per level per programme, providing even more chances to get involved and make a difference.

We firmly believe that quality enhancement and assurance is a collective responsibility. Students play a crucial role in this collective effort by providing critical feedback, advice and suggestions. This input from students is a vital component of all our quality enhancement and assurance processes, as it offers us valuable insights from the student perspective.