As part of the reforms of the student visa route, all Tier 4 sponsors will need to obtain highly trusted sponsor status and also receive a satisfactory review or inspection by one of the publicly recognised inspection bodies approved for Tier 4 purposes.
Mixed higher education and further education providers should apply to QAA or the appropriate further education inspectorate, depending on whether they offer predominantly higher education or further education courses. QAA and ISI have consulted interested Tier 4 sponsors about their procedures and standards. ISI will publish the final version of its standards in the first week of August.
Educational Oversight Inspections reports can be found here.