QAA & Ofsted

Here you will find the links to the full reports of our most recent QAA and Ofsted inspections


(Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education)

QAA identified a number of examples of good practice during their review in 2014:

These include:
• The College's imaginative approach to supporting and engaging its higher education students in an environment which strengthens their academic and personal development, and career prospects
• The targeted deployment of staff development to deliver improvements in the quality of experience of its higher education students.
• The genuine efforts of the College to include students in the feedback and development of HCA; 82% of students believe they are ‘listened to’, and students are overwhelmingly positive about their involvement with College policies and practices.

QAA checks how UK universities and colleges maintain the standard of their higher education provision. Click here to read this institution's latest review report. The QAA diamond logo and 'QAA' are registered trademarks of the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education.

Download the full report here

Download the QAA HEA Action Plan for Hereford College of Arts here


(Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills)

What Ofsted said about us in 2013:

"outstanding leadership and management have secured sustained improvement in the quality of
provision and outcomes for students over the last three years. Self-assessment is rigorous and
accurate in identifying strengths and areas requiring further development"

"students benefit from excellent specialist resources and equipment, well-qualified specialist
staff, and good practical workshop support from technical demonstrators"

"the college provides a supportive and safe environment where students can take creative risks, learn from mistakes and pursue their personal interests in art, performance and music"

"students are motivated to learn and aspire to achieve high standards because teachers convey a
keen and infectious interest in their subject and challenge them to improve continuously"

"a culture of equality and inclusion is evident across the college and reflected in the vibrant
artwork on display which subtly promotes different aspects of diversity and individuality.
Assignments frequently cover topics relating to cultural diversity and current social issues.
Students speak positively about the promotion of mutual respect and the range of activities in
which they participate that make them feel valued and involved"

Read the full report here