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Quality Standard Accreditation for Tutorial Provision

13 July 2021

About FETN Quality Standard Accreditation:

The Further Education Tutorial Network Quality Standard Accreditation is the first award of its kind nationally for Tutorial provision and has been developed by the sector, for the sector. The QSA Suite comprises three separate Quality Standard Accreditations:

  • QSA 1: Supporting Individual Progress and Development
  • QSA 2: Providing Pastoral Support and Wellbeing
  • QSA 3: Supporting Personal, Social and Wider Skills Development

Each Quality Standard leads you to consider three aspects of provision:

  1. Practice and Engagement
  2. Management and Co-ordination
  3. Continuous Quality Improvement

More Than a Quality Mark:

The QSA process is a journey towards excellence. Your QSA Consultant will be on-hand to guide you every step of the way, acting as your critical friend. They will provide expertise and guidance on working towards accreditation and advice on how to use the process for your annual self-assessment, preparation for inspection and quality improvement. To recognise your organisation’s achievement you will receive a certificate and licence to display the relevant QSA logo on your materials, website and other social media for the period of accreditation.


The process for accreditation has been enlightening and enabled me to get a clearer picture of what practices are being done successfully and areas for improvement. My QSA Consultant’s knowledge and expertise has guided me through the process and I feel confident that I will be well prepared for our next OFSTED visitBarnet & Southgate College

The whole process has been seamless thanks to the clarity of the documents, the QSA process and the professional support of our QSA consultant. Working towards accreditation has been a worthwhile exercise as we were able to review our provision to offer a pastoral framework fit for purpose Oaklands College

“It has been really interesting undertaking the QSA process.  It has allowed us to see as an organisation where our strengths and areas for improvement are and it has allowed us to consider our model of tutorial provision. I would recommend that all colleges go through this process to achieve Quality Standard Accreditation for tutorial provision” Reaseheath College

Cost of Accreditation:

Each QSA Accreditation is valid for three years. The package includes individual support from your QSA Consultant, helpful documents and guidance for your chosen QSA and feedback to enhance the quality of your provision.

Take advantage of our introductory discounts: FETN Members £750 or Non Members £975

If you would like to speak to us about the QSA please call 07800 585595 or email us at to arrange a call back.

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