National reviews are a specialised type of accreditation exercise focusing on existing learning programmes in a particular disciplinary or subject area. This re-accreditation exercise is carried out using specific criteria developed by specialists and peers, and commented on by stakeholders and by institutions offering the programmes.
The establishment of the National Reviews Directorate
was approved by the HEQC Board in 2005, with the Directorate being effectively constituted in 2006. Until the creation of this Directorate, national reviews were part of the responsibility of the Programme Accreditation Directorate
(at that time the Programme Accreditation and Coordination Directorate).
In 2003, all MBA programmes were reviewed; in 2005, the Master in Education programmes; and through 2006 and 2007, the Advanced Certificate in Education (ACE), Post-Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) and Bachelor in Education (B Ed) programmes were reviewed.
For more information on completed reviews, see: