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The Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) Code of Practice for Students with Disabilities

In January 1999 the Quality Assurance Agency published the first section of its 'Code of Practice for the Assurance of Academic Quality and Standards in Higher Education'. Although the QAA have scaled down their process of educational review for HEIs these documents are extremely useful in providing guides to best practice and may well play an important role in how the QAA assesses quality in the future.

There are 8 sections in the Code and Section 3, which was published in October 1999, relates to ' Students with Disabilities'. Section 6 deals with the 'Assessment of Students'. Each section of the Code contains a series of precepts and associated guidance notes.

Section 3: Students with Disabilities contains 24 precepts. These are available at:
http://www.qaa.ac.uk/public/COP/COPswd/contents.htm [External link: Open in new browser window]

Section 6: Assessment of Students contains 18 precepts. These are available at:
http://www.qaa.ac.uk/public/COP/COPaosfinal/contents.htm [External link: Open in new browser window]

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