UCFB is focussed and dedicated to the quality delivery of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in the operational and business facets of the football and sports industries enabling students to gain additional opportunities to play significant roles in the workplace. This responds to the global multi-billion pound industries which require specific administrative, management and operational skills and capabilities.

We regularly and systematically enhance our processes for the monitoring of quantitative data and processes are in place to improve student retention, achievement and success rates, improve grade profiles alongside graduate employment supported by, and in conjunction with, the student body. UCFB continuously review and strive to improve the academic regulations and governance and as a result we internalised the Academic Board as a standing sub-committee of the Governing Body. The remit of the Governing Body enables further improvements to academic regulations and to external scrutiny whilst providing a systematic monitoring of progress against actions to ensure these are robust, transparent and fully considered. Quality improvements include action planning that monitors internal quality processes, which are reviewed and considered at the appropriate boards/committees of UCFB. These improvements provide a regular and systematic monitoring of progress against the key performance targets with specific and timely target dates and follow up action reviews to measure impact, review and demonstrate progress.

Higher Education Review, June 2019

The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) undertook a Higher Education Review at UCFB College of Football Business Ltd in 2019. This review has now been published for public viewing and can be found at qaa.ac.uk.

The Higher Education Review resulted in the following outcome:

  • The maintenance of the academic standards of awards offered on behalf of degree-awarding bodies and/or other awarding organisations meets UK expectations
  • The quality of student learning opportunities meets UK expectations
  • The quality of the information about learning opportunities requires improvement to meet UK expectations
  • The enhancement of student learning opportunities meets UK expectations

Download the QAA Higher Education Review - June 2019

Download our Quality Enhancement Action Plan

Monitoring visit, June 2018

UCFB College of Football Business Ltd has undergone a review for educational oversight monitoring visit by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) and have received its final report, which is available in full at qaa.ac.uk.

The monitoring visit resulted in the following outcome:

  • The provider is making commendable progress.

Monitoring visit, June 2017

UCFB College of Football Business Ltd has undergone a review for educational oversight monitoring visit by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) and have received its final report, which is available in full at qaa.ac.uk.

The monitoring visit resulted in the following outcome:

  • From the evidence provided in the annual return and at the monitoring visit,
    the review team concludes that the UCFB College of Football Business Ltd (the College) has: Made acceptable progress with continuing to monitor, evaluate and enhance its higher education provision from the June 2015 Higher Education Review (Plus).

Higher Education Review, June 2015

The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) undertook a Higher Education Review at UCFB College of Football Business Ltd in 2015. This review has now been published for public viewing and can be found at qaa.ac.uk.

We have received the following judgements from QAA:

  • The maintenance of the academic standards of awards offered on behalf of degree-awarding bodies and/or other awarding organisations meets UK expectations.
  • The quality of student learning opportunities meets UK expectations.
  • The quality of the information about learning opportunities meets UK expectations.
  • The enhancement of student learning opportunities meets UK expectations.

The review identified that UCFB meet all expectations set out in the UK Quality Code for Higher Education (the Quality Code) relating to academic standards and quality.

The following good practice was identified:

  • Comprehensive module handbooks provide clear links between learning outcomes and assessment, and helpful guidance for students on how to achieve the intended learning outcomes.
  • The extensive engagement with sector-leading professionals in the development of the College’s employment-focused ethos.
  • The effective and well embedded pastoral support provided for students.
  • The impressive programme of guest speakers and high-profile links with professional football business.

Recognition was also given for UCFB’s commitment towards students’ employability.

Download the QAA Higher Education Review - June 2019

Download our Quality Enhancement Action Plan