Board of Quality Standards (BQS) International
The Board of Quality Standards is an independent international quality assurance regulator. The organization is an independent international legal personality governed by charter to serve as Quality Assurance Authoritative Body to promote quality assurance in Higher education and certification bodies.
The BQS is an independent quality management Accreditation and certification body for ISO standards complying with the accreditation requirement of ISO 17021.The organization is also an international network of professionals on quality assurance and curriculum accreditation.
BQS is an international agency responsible for the provision of information. expert opinion on qualifications, quality certification world wide and sorely dedicated to quality assurance in Higher educational curriculum and management development of institutions and is also an advocate of quality assurance ,good practice, responsibility, competence, dissemination of information, experiences and good practices in the field of quality assurance (QA) .
Board of Quality Standards is a company member of the chartered quality institute UK. The BQS‘s purpose is to protect, promote and maintain the Quality Assurance in institutions by ensuring proper standards in the practice of Quality Assurance. The international advisory council (IAC) is the governing body of the BQS and is responsible for the overall control of the International organization.
Furthermore, BQS complying with the accreditation requirements of ISO 17021, ISO Guide 53, ISO Guide 65 and ISO Guide 67 set forth by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). They are now endorsed by 159 countries, and are globally accepted standards for accreditation and certification bodies.
To provide quality Assurance oversight to institutions and certifications bodies around the world and the Ballsbridge University system and also promoting all forms of lifelong learning to adults around the world.
The core value are:
Provide Quality Assurance and Accreditation to certification bodies
Achieving quality Assurance in universal third education
Eliminating gender disparities in education
Using distance learning to overcome barriers
Supporting education in difficult circumstances
Sets standards and oversees education
Provides membership accreditation across the board
provide one source worldwide for all higher education quality information
Quality assurance in higher education curriculum
Quality assurance certification on ISO standards
Quality Assurance Role:
Qualifications Services Section :
Qualifications Services is responsible for the continued development and implementation of all aspects of the Ballsbridge Qualifications framework . This includes access to and progression through the Framework; the development of subject guidelines; the recognition of international qualifications; and the development of programmes leading to awards recognised through the Ballsbridge qualifications Framework and other National frameworks around the world.
Quality Assurance Services Section
Quality Assurance Services is responsible for the development and implementation of BQS quality assurance and enhancement policies. Its roles includes provider recognition, programme accreditation, monitoring and institutional review, delegated authority, collaborative provision, research and awards and certification. Quality Assurance Services is also responsible for administering the International Education Mark IAQM and collaboration with international agencies on quality higher education.
The BQS is committed to promote high standards of education, to recognize professional excellence, and to provide an invaluable guide to education recognition and quality in the complex sector of world wide education. This commitment is achieved through the following services:
- Accredited Institutional Membership Status
BQF Accredited Membership.
Institutions will be recognized and accredited to the ballsbridge Qualification framework (BQF) when the criteria for the standard of the framework is met
- Individual professional membership
. Programme/curriculum Accreditation
BQS provide quality curriculum review and programme accreditation to ballsbridge university system and institution around the world . Institution must be a bona fide institution before requesting for programme review or request to teach ballsbridge accredited BQS reviewed programmes .
. Corporate Membership
Corporate membership is open to all companies around the world who has a great interest in quality assurance. Their membership is a strong commitment to quality in their product or services and to observe the code of practice for company membership.
Independent quality management certification
Provision of independent QMS certification of ISO 9001: 2008 to educational institutions .
International Accreditation Quality Mark
Provision of the IAQM certification of competence to Educational institutions or organizations around the globe that meet the standards set up by
BQS ISO 9001:2012 IAQM . The standards was set up by BQS ISO standard committee in 2012. Education institutions must be certified to ISO 9001 before applying for the IAQM certification. The certification is granted by agencies,peer review boards,consultant and government bodies recognized by BQS ISO standard committee. Those accredited around the world will use the logo of IAQM as a mark of competence.
BQS provides its services and/or products to all individuals without regard to race, color, creed, disability, gender, or sexual orientation.
BQS makes every effort to ensure the accuracy of information found in its publications and on its web sites, it assumes no responsibility for the authenticity, accuracy or validity of opinions expressed and represented therein. Links to external web sites do not constitute endorsements of products or services. Accordingly, the BQS cannot be held liable for any damages resulting from its programs, activities, print materials or electronic communications.
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