External college review

External college reviews are one of the three main ways that quality is enhanced in the college sector. The other two ways are Annual Support Visits and Aspect Reports. You can find out more about each of them on the website of Education Scotland, the review agency for colleges.

The external college reviews are, of course, very important and happen in each college every four years. The role that a students' association can play in their college's review is crucial - not least through preparation, meeting the review team, and undertaking the Learner Engagement Questionnaire.

Jointly with Education Scotland, sparqs provides an annual training event for officers and staff in college students' associations.

You can view and download materials and find out more about our most recent event, held on 5th November 2015, on the event webpage.

For more information, please contact Hannah Clarke.

Student Engagement Framework

That's Quality! Colleges 2017

9 Aug 2017

Audience:  This training event is aimed at college student officers and students’ association staff. It will provide…


That’s Quality! Universities 2017

26 Jul 2017 - 27 Jul 2017

The aim of the event is to equip participants with the knowledge and ability to use…