BOURNEMOUTH and Poole College has received positive feedback after a visit from the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) for Higher Education.

The QAA conducts quality assessment reviews at least once every five years at all higher education providers across the UK.

And Bournemouth and Poole College was the first in the country to undergo a new style review, which focuses much more on outcomes for students and their academic experience.

When students at the college spoke to the QAA review team they said that they valued links with more than 2,000 local businesses, as well as the academic and pastoral support that they receive. This information was then highlighted in the report.

Antony Wright, director of learning, higher education, digital and business at the college, said: ‘"We are delighted to have received an unconditional report from the QAA, which is an excellent outcome. The QAA commented that there were no requirements for improvement. This outcome is due to the high standard of our higher education courses and the commitment demonstrated by both our lecturers and students to their education.’"

The College works in partnership with local businesses to develop and update its courses to ensure students are confident in the knowledge that they are enrolling onto a course which provides the experience and expertise employers are looking for.