De-designation of QAA as the Designated Quality Body in England

Closed 3 Mar 2023

Opened 8 Feb 2023


We are seeking views on the de-designation of the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education as the Designated Quality Body in England.

Why your views matter

The Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) has announced that they will no longer consent to be the Designated Quality Body (DQB) after 31 March 2023.

The consultation is specifically on de-designation, not who should be the DQB in future. The Office for Students may consult on future arrangements.

We encourage you to read the consultation document before responding to the corresponding question in the survey.


  • Further education colleges
  • Young people
  • Employers
  • Universities


  • HE