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Quality Assurance and Course Accreditations

The Metanoia Institute is known as an ‘alternative provider’ which means a provider of higher education in England not publicly funded by the Higher Education Funding Council for England.

As an alternative provider, we have successfully applied for our courses to be designated for Student Loans and Disability Support Allowance. We are also in the process of applying for ‘degree-awarding powers’ through a process overseen by the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA).

The QAA is an independent agency appointed by the UK Government to uphold the academic quality and standards of all universities and colleges in the UK. The QAA produces the UK Quality Code which outlines the key expectations placed on all UK Higher Education Providers (HEPs). The QAA also reviews higher education providers (including Middlesex University) to ensure that they are operating in line with the Quality Code, and providing the best academic experience for their students. You can learn more about Quality Assurance from watching two short videos designed specifically for students in Higher Education, available online at: http://www.qaa.ac.uk/AssuringStandardsAndQuality/what-is-quality.

 

Professional Bodies

 

All of the psychotherapy courses at the Metanoia Institute are accredited by the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) and the European Association for Psychotherapy (EAP), and our counselling courses, by the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).

This means that these bodies have judged the course content, delivery and assessment to be of the highest professional standards. These bodies use external benchmarks and curricula (such as QAA criteria) to set their standards, and reassess each course every five years to ensure that the highest standards are maintained.