The IIS aims to ensure that all students can access a high-quality, stimulating learning environment. This includes state-of-the-art educational facilities and high-quality curricula taught by leading academics. We ensure that our academic standards and quality of education are consistent with regulation and comparable with other providers of equivalent level qualifications.

Our key points of reference include the Framework for Higher Education Qualifications in England, Wales and Northern Ireland (FHEQ), the UK Quality Code for Higher Education, as well as theOffice for Students regulatory framework

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The Quality Assurance and Evaluation unit is responsible for:

  • Implementing consistent, institute-wide, quality assurance (QA) frameworks and policies with due reference to the national regulatory frameworks and established good practice; 
  • Overseeing the annual quality cycle, providing data returns, reports and performance indicators as required; 
  • Ensuring the Institute is compliant with national requirements for quality and standards; 
  • Monitoring the quality of the student learning experience, ensuring it remains consistent with nationally recognised standards of excellence; 
  • Managing relationships with key external partners and agencies; 
  • Supporting all departments in the evaluation and enhancement of the Institute’s educational programmes; 
  • Assessing and mitigating QA-related risks. 

As an alternative provider of higher education in England, the IIS is monitored by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA), receiving its first visit in 2012. Following annual monitoring visits in 2013 and 2017, the IIS received two commendable outcomes. The IIS has been registered with the Office for Students (OfS) since 2019. 

 

As a provider of higher education, IIS has a number of policies in place to protect students and ensure that it meets all regulations required by the Office for Students. These can be found here.

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