The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) has confirmed the quality and standards of provision at Rose Bruford College of Theatre and Performance following its review in November 2014.

A team of QAA reviewers visited Rose Bruford College and judged that its academic standards, the quality and enhancement of its student learning opportunities, and the quality of information about its learning opportunities all meet UK expectations.

The review identified a number of examples of good practice. These include:

  • the excellent arrangements for students to engage in professional practice
  • the support given to staff in developing reflection and scholarship in their academic practice.

The review also highlighted the development and integration of learning technologies within the curriculum.

The review made a recommendation for improvement: for the College to implement revised grading criteria in the School of Design, Management and Technical Arts.

Professor Michael Earley, Principal of Rose Bruford College, said: 'I am delighted that following its rigorous review, QAA has recognised the quality of our programmes and the positive impact they have on our students' learning opportunities. It is a testament to our staff and our quality procedures that both the College's professional engagement and academic practice have been highlighted in the report.'

QAA's Higher Education Reviews are carried out by experts from other universities and colleges. Every review team includes a student reviewer, because QAA believes that students should be partners in the quality assurance of their education.

The team that reviewed Rose Bruford College included: Dr Clare Milsom (Liverpool John Moores University), Professor Kristyan Spelman Miller (University of Winchester) and Mr Laurence McNaughton (student reviewer, University of Southampton).

A successful review means that Rose Bruford College can display the QAA Quality Mark, indicating to UK and international students that the college meets national requirements for standards and quality.

Please click here to read the full report.