BIS Launch Survey on Improving Quality Assurance Frameworks

Friday 26th July 2013

Introducing improved quality assurance of study needs assessment centres and assistive technology service providers - survey launch.

As you may be aware, the Department for Business Innovation and Skills

(BIS) recently announced its plans for improving the quality assurance of Disabled Students Allowance (DSA) study needs assessments and assistive technology service provision.  The work introduces two improvements.

First, the Quality Assurance Frameworks (QAFs) administered and audited by the DSA Quality Assurance Group (DSA-QAG) will be improved by introducing new qualitative measures.  Second, a new BIS-led panel will take on a new role overseeing the results of the audit, acting on any issues, and sharing good practice.

BIS has now launched a survey to seek initial stakeholder input on how the Quality Assurance Frameworks can be improved.  The survey can be accessed at

This survey is open until 13 September.  Once the survey has closed, BIS will prepare proposals for discussion with DSA-QAG practitioners and other stakeholders.


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