Quality Assurance Agency Report

The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) is an independent body ​entrusted with monitoring and advising on standards​ and quality in UK higher education. It is dedicated to checking that the three million students working towards a UK qualification get the higher education ​experience they are entitled to expect.​​​

Leicester International Pathway College (LIPC) has undergone an educational oversight monitoring visit by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) and has received its final report, which is available in full at: 

QAA Review 2017


The monitoring visit in March 2017 resulted in the following judgements:

The QAA panel formed the following judgement about Leicester International Pathway College.


  • confidence can be placed in Leicester International Pathway College’s management of its responsibilities for academic standards, as set out in its contractual arrangements with its academic partner


  • confidence can be placed in Leicester International Pathway College’s management and enhancement of the quality of learning opportunities


  • reliance can be placed on the information that Leicester International Pathway College produces for its intended audiences about the learning opportunities it offers


Good Practice

The QAA panel identified the following features of good practice at Leicester International Pathway College.


  • the strong and collegial relationship between DMU, OIEG and LIPC that contributes to the enhancement of learning opportunities


  • the comprehensive induction and the staff development opportunities offered to all staff that enables them to effectively support the specific needs of their international students


Quality Assurance Agency Action Plan 

The following Action Plan has been published in response to the above report. 

LIPC's 2017 Action Plan (Download PDF)


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