Higher Education Review of Blackburn College - Action Plan 2015

The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) has confirmed the quality and standards of provision at Blackburn College following its review in 12-15 January 2015.

The QAA review team formed the following judgements about the higher education provision at Blackburn College.

  • The maintenance of the academic standards of awards offered on behalf of its degree-awarding bodies and other awarding organisation 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.

Good practice

The QAA review team identified the following features of good practice at Blackburn College.

  • The College's responsiveness to employer views in the development of the curriculum (Expectation B1).
  • The College's approach towards and commitment to diversity and inclusivity in the curriculum and in the wider student experience (Expectation B2).
  • The range of scholarly and professional development activities undertaken by staff and the consequent enrichment of the student learning experience (Expectation B3).
  • The development of students' employability in the curriculum and in teaching, learning and assessment, enabling students to gain real workplace experience (Expectation B4).
  • The widespread integration of work-based learning through active and extensive collaboration with employer networks (Expectation B10).

Higher Education Review of Blackburn College 

Higher Education Action Plan - Updated June 2016