Glossary

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QAA Search for term QAA

The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education safeguard and help to improve the academic standards and quality of higher education in the UK.

QCA Search for term QCA

The Qualifications and Curriculum Authority (QCA) is a non-departmental public body responsible for maintaining and developing the National Curriculum and associated assessments.

QCA Northern Ireland Search for term QCA Northern Ireland

The Qualifications and Curriculum Authority has responsibility for National Vocational Qualifications (NVQs) in Northern Ireland and has an office in Belfast.

QIA Search for term QIA

The Quality Improvement Agency is a non-departmental public body and a successor to the Learning and Skills Development Agency. Its role is to work across the learning and skills sector to improve performance.

QTS Search for term QTS

QTS is the professional status required to teach in state-maintained schools in England and Wales. It is normally awarded after successful completion of an initial teacher training (ITT) course.

Qualified Teacher Status Search for term Qualified Teacher Status

QTS is the professional status required to teach in state maintained schools in England and Wales. It is normally awarded after successful completion of an Initial Teacher Training (ITT) course.

Quorum Search for term Quorum

The number of governors who must be present at a meeting to allow proceedings to be validly and effectively conducted, based on total size of the governing body as recorded on the instrument of government.