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Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (2016)

The Queen's Foundation for Ecumenical Theological Education has undergone a review by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) and has received its final report, which is available in full here. We have received the following judgements from QAA:

  • The 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.

Responding to the findings of the report, Principal David Hewlett said:

The QAA review for Alternative Providers of Higher Education, which takes place every four years, is a comprehensive and exhaustive process which looks at every area of quality in an institution and its provision for teaching and learning.  We are delighted at the reviewers’ conclusion that we meet all expectations and for the special affirmations they give us about the quality of our tutorial support and library provision. The outcome of this review is testimony to the diligence and skill of academic and administrative staff.

The Foundation has now published its Action Plan in response to the QAA’s findings; the Plan is available here.

Quality in Formation (2014)

The Quality in Formation (QiF) review on the Queen’s Foundation has now been published. The full report is available here. The report spoke of the college's "vibrant learning institution" in which Anglican, Methodist and a diverse range of independent students train for ministry in the Church; and of a "high quality teaching delivered in a variety of ways from what is obviously a very gifted staff team."

Queen's  received 14 out of a possible 16 'confidence' outcomes, which look at a range of criteria including practical and pastoral theology, teaching, and accommodation and governance. The report also noted two 'confidence with qualifications'. The report also made 15 recommendations including developing new staff roles to cope with the growth and increased college activity.

Responding to the findings of the report, Principal David Hewlett said:

I am delighted that the inspection team have evaluated our work so positively and that they express such a high level of confidence in all that we do. I echo their conclusion when they say "it is our strong hope that those who read this report will be inspired, as we have been, to desire to be champions of the role that Queen's is fulfilling and plans to fulfil for the future discipleship, mission and ministry of our churches".

Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (2012)

The Queen's Foundation for Ecumenical Theological Education 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 here. The monitoring visit resulted in the following outcome: 

  • The QAA monitoring team has concluded that The Queen's Foundation for Ecumenical Theological Education are making commendable progress in implementing the action plan from the Review for Educational Oversight.