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External Validation

We are proud to have our courses and teaching validated by highly regarded awarding bodies and be on the register of approved providers with the Office for Students.

We work to our upmost best to provide students with high quality teaching and to be recognised for our efforts is a great honour.

Office for Students (OfS)

The Office for Students is the independent regulator of higher education in England and was established by the Higher Education and Research Act 2017. Regent College London is registered with OfS as a provider which can access public grant funding and consider applications for degree awarding powers.

The OfS is focused on the student experience of, and student outcomes from, higher education.

The four primary objectives of the OfS are that all students, from all backgrounds, and with the ability and desire to undertake higher education:

  1. Are supported to access, succeed in, and progress from, higher education.
  2. Receive a high-quality academic experience, and their interests are protected while they study or in the event of provider, campus or course closure.
  3. Are able to progress into employment or further study, and their qualifications hold their value over time.
  4. Receive value for money.
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Pearson, is a well-known and well respected operator in the education sector. Its BTEC qualifications provide a more practical, real-world approach to learning and skills development alongside a key theoretical background in comparison with traditional academic qualifications. Regent College London is currently operating the Higher National Diploma (HND) in Business with a number of specialised pathways, HND in Digital Technologies (General), HND in Engineering (with pathways), and HND in Health Care Practice (Integrated Health and Social Care).

The College is currently inspected by Pearson twice per year, once via Academic Management Review (AMR), and once via the Standards Verification (SV) process.

The Academic Management Review is centre based, and concentrates on seven criteria, or ‘Review Areas’ relating to how the centre manages its courses. This was formerly called the ‘Centre Quality Review’ but was changed in 2013 to AMR in order to bring its assessment of Levels 4-7 in line with QAA. There is a greater emphasis on overall course management and overall provision rather than individual programmes or pathways.

Our most recent Academic Management Review took place in August 2022 for our business programmes. There were no essential actions or recommendations made.

Standards Verification is an external monitoring process used by Pearson to monitor the quality of assessment within centres. In the case of our BTEC HND courses, the Standards Verifier/External Examiner looked at the assignment briefs (the assessment instruments) and checked to see whether they were fit for purpose. The Standards Verifier/External Examiner will look at a sample of marked work and check the assessment decisions.

The College received its annual visit from the External Examiner in June 2022. There were no Essential Actions resulting from the report.

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NSS (The National Student Survey 2022)

The National Student Survey (NSS) 2022, carried out by Texunatech on behalf of the Office for Students, surveyed some 4.5 million students in the UK about their experiences in higher education. Respondents were asked for their views on a wide range of aspects during their studies including the level of teaching received, learning opportunities and resources, academic support, the university community, and available representation.

Regent College London achieved an Overall Satisfaction score of some 93%, placing the College in the top tier of higher education providers surveyed. We also exceeded the sector-wide score across all topics surveyed.

UK Visas

Regent College London is a UKVI Licensed Student Sponsor which means it can sponsor international students who wish to enter the UK for educational reasons. Our Sponsor License Number is GXN1JH48X.

We have held the sponsor status for a number of years. This status recognises sponsors who show a good history of compliance with their sponsor duties.

This means that we are approved by the UK government to accept international students (non UK and non-EU) onto our programmes of study and grant them a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies to facilitate the student’s visa application.

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