Clean bill of health for Wisbech college

Mark Reavell with the new building project at the College of West Anglia, Isle Campus Wisbech in the background ANL-150318-121241009
Mark Reavell with the new building project at the College of West Anglia, Isle Campus Wisbech in the background ANL-150318-121241009

Inspectors have given the College of West Anglia a clean bill of health.

The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education says the academic standards and learning opportunities at the college, which has campuses in Wisbech and Lynn, meet the required standards.

Inspectors praised the college for its strategic engagement with employers, along with the development of a student representation group.

The review also highlighted the college’s systematic engagement with the appropriate bodies in its land-based programmes.

But inspectors have advised the college to develop a policy to ensure that staff teaching on higher education programmes are appropriately qualified and to make external examiner reports available to students.

Principal David Pomfret said: “We welcome this positive endorsement of the College.

“The expectations of the UK Quality Code for Higher Education are a rigorous and demanding measure of academic standards, which underpins the quality of the student learning experience.

“Our success in meeting these expectations in full is a testament to both the commitment of our staff to delivering effective teaching and the active engagement of our students in productive learning.

“We are particularly pleased by QAA’s recognition of good practice in our strategic engagement with employers, and by its recognition our staff are highly-effective in engaging with students.”