HE external matters
December 2016 QAA Annual Monitoring return for Specific Course Designation
Following submission of the QAA Annual Monitoring return for Specific Course Designation in December 2016, 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.
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.
As ifs University College, we underwent a Higher Education Review by the Quality Assurance Agency in November 2014. The Review team's report and our action plan in response to the report is available here.
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.