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HE external matters

April 2018 QAA Annual Monitoring return for Specific Course Designation

Following submission of the QAA Annual Monitoring return for Specific Course Designation in January 2018, QAA confirmed in April 2018 that ‘From the evidence provided in the annual return and at the monitoring visit, the review team concludes that The London Institute of Banking and Finance (the Institute) has made acceptable progress with continuing to monitor, evaluate and enhance its higher education provision since the February 2016 Annual Monitoring Review.

All of our QAA review and monitoring reports can be viewed in full here.

Previous reviews

April 2017

In April 2017  LIBF received a M1b Commendable - no visit required outcome from QAA with the following commentary:

The London Institute of Banking & Finance submitted an annual return in December 2016 that demonstrates that it is continuing to maintain academic standards and enhance the quality of student learning opportunities and information about learning opportunities.

April 2016

We underwent an annual monitoring visit for specific course designation by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) and received the final report.

The QAA monitoring team concluded that we are making commendable progress in implementing the action plan from the Higher Education Review.

February 2015

As ifs University College, we underwent a Higher Education Review by the Quality Assurance Agency in November 2014.

The QAA review team reported:

  • The setting and maintenance of the academic standards of awards meets UK expectations.
  • The quality of student learning opportunities meets UK expectations.
  • The quality of the information about learning opportunities meets UK expectations.
  • The enhancement of student learning opportunities meets UK expectations.

Besides addressing the four recommendations which the review team made, our response also welcomed the item of good practice regarding the facilitation of student awareness of, and engagement with, the financial services sector.