Academic standards and quality are overseen by the Academic Development and Quality Assurance Team (ADQA).
The team is led by Andrew Bates (Director of Academic Development and Quality Assurance) supported by Mark Irwin (Dean of Higher Education), Ruairi O’Niocail (Quality Assurance Manager), Richard Harvey (Head of Learning and Teaching Enhancement) and Jason Knight (Head of Academic Learning Resources).
The team is further supported by two administrators: Ross Harris and Tom Hinks.
Queries regarding ADQA matters can be emailed to: ADQA@bimm.co.uk
This team works closely with the Group Executive Principal’s, College Principal’s and Head’s of Education in each BIMM college to manage, develop and enhance academic quality.
All key BIMM Group policies, regulations and processes for Further Education Courses can be found in the BIMM Further Education Academic Development and Quality Manual as laid out below.
Section 1: FE Student Induction and Enrolment Policy
Section 2: FE Registration and Certification Policy
Section 3: FE Student Charter
Section 4: FE Student Engagement Policy
Section 5: FE Student Representation Policy
Section 6: FE Equality and Diversity Policy
Section 7: FE Harassment and Bullying Policy
Section 8: FE Data Protection Policy
Section 9: FE Safeguarding Policy
Section 10: FE Social Media Policy
Section 11: FE Learning and Teaching Policy
Section 12: FE Academic Staff Appointment and Continuing Professional Development
Section 13: FE Teaching Observation Policy
Section 14: FE Careers Advice and Education Policy
Section 15: FE Fitness to Study Policy
Section 16: FE Student Support Policy
Section 17: FE Special Consideration and Reasonable Adjustment Policy
Section 18: FE Assessment and Marking Policy
Section 19: FE Internal Verification Policy
Section 20: FE Academic Malpractice Policy
Section 21: FE Complaints and Appeals Policy
Section 22: FE Student Disciplinary Policy
Section 23: FE Quality Assurance Policy
Section 24: FE Student Code of Conduct