As the designated quality body (DQB) in England, the QAA conducts reviews of the quality and standards of some providers on behalf of the OfS.
Under the proposals, we would expect to continue to require a comprehensive review of providers applying to join the Register.
However, proposal four in our current consultation sets out a new, more targeted approach to review activity for registered providers where we consider there to be an increased risk of a breach of one or more of the conditions.
Under those proposals we might ask the designated quality body, or another appropriate body, to gather further evidence for us regarding some types of quality issues.
As set out in the Higher Education and Research Act 2017 (HERA), we are required to seek the views of the DQB before we make a judgement about compliance with a condition that relates to standards.