Tyne Metropolitan College is celebrating a highly successful review from the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) which has confirmed high quality standards of provision, following its review of the College in March 2015.

The review, which is the same quality assurance process that all UK universities undergo, was carried out by a team of QAA reviewers who visited Tyne Metropolitan College and assessed the academic standards, the quality and enhancement of student learning opportunities and the quality of information about learning opportunities at the College. The final outcome for every category confirmed that all expectations of the UK Quality Code had been met in full.

The reviewers praised the College’s engagement with local and regional employers in the design and development of its programmes and the way the College uses a range of feedback mechanisms to identify and respond to student needs – this was specifically identified within a number of examples of good practice. The review also highlighted the use of live assignment briefs and projects to develop students’ employability skills and make a positive contribution to local employers.

From the first step of a student’s journey to the completion of their qualification, TyneMet’s high academic standards, exemplary teaching and exceptional student support and guidance systems have secured this successful validation.

Principal and Chief Executive at Tyne Metropolitan College, Jon Vincent, said:  “TyneMet is delighted by the findings of the Quality Assurance Agency's Higher Education Review. It is pleasing that QAA has identified five areas of good practice and particularly gratifying that they highlight our engagement with employers in the design and development of our courses. This successful review builds on the outcomes of the 2014 Higher Education National Student Survey (NSS), which saw TyneMet rated joint first for student satisfaction – outshining 322 universities and colleges across the country.”

The College works with hundreds of businesses every year, forming longstanding relationships and partnerships which are evident in the wide range of vocational subjects, apprenticeships and commercial training on offer for students and businesses alike. It is this comprehensive, forward-thinking approach to curriculum that enhances student learning opportunities and meets the needs of employers locally and nationally.

Following the review the College can display the QAA Quality Mark, indicating to UK and international students that the College meets national requirements for standards and quality.

For more information on TyneMet courses and business opportunities please visit www.tynemet.ac.uk email enquiries@tynemet.ac.uk or call 0191 229 5000