Quality Assurance and Governance
At MetFilm we’re committed to upholding standards and continuously improving the student experience. You can find out more about the different frameworks we use to do this, below.
Standards and Industry Excellence
Standards and Industry Excellence
QAA (Quality Assurance Agency)
MetFilm School subscribes to the QAA. The School was reviewed by the QAA in November 2017, which found that the MetFilm School successfully met UK expectations in all areas of assessment, the quality of student learning opportunities, and the quality of the information about learning opportunities.
The QAA commended our enhancement of student learning opportunities at MetFilm School. We have signed up to the QAA Academic Integrity Charter and are committed to ensuring our students and staff uphold and maintain the highest standards in ethical approaches to filmmaking, research and other aspects of study.
In addition to this, we are committed to the QAA’s work on academic integrity and have signed up to their Academic Integrity Charter.
OfS (Office for Students)
MetFilm School is OfS registered. You can find out more about registration with the Office for Students on the OfS website here: Guide to the OfS Register – Office for Students.
University of West London - Degree Validation
Our undergraduate and postgraduate degrees are validated by our partner The University of West London. The University of West London has a particular focus on careers and employment.
UWL is number 1 in the UK for student satisfaction, student voice and academic support (NSS, 2022), and is ranked in the top 10 Universities in the UK for teaching quality. Our degrees must go through a process of approval that ensures they meet the University’s requirements.
Our BA (Hons) Practical Filmmaking courses and MAs in Directing, Cinematography, Screenwriting, Producing and Post-Production have been awarded the ScreenSkills Tick, which is given to courses that can prove they connect with industry and teach professional skills that make sure students graduate work-ready.
MetFilm School is not just a film school but part of the creative industry. Working together with our award-winning sister company MetFilm Production, we offer our students an access to industry professionals and an opportunity to get involved in the making of high-profile documentaries and fiction films.
We’re proud to be among the distinguished schools in the UK that have full membership to The International Association of Film and Television Schools, CILECT (Centre International de Liaison des Ecoles de Cinéma et de Télévision). CILECT is deeply committed to maintaining the highest possible educational standards of audio visual teaching and learning in its member schools and is dedicated to stimulation of creativity, diversity and individuality.
Independent Higher Education (IHE)
MetFilm is a member of IHE, a representative body for independent higher education providers.
Like most other higher education providers, MetFilm School subscribes to the Office of the Independent Adjudicator (OIA), an independent body that reviews student complaints. Their service is free for students to use. To find out more about the service you can visit the OIA website or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Policies and Key Documents
You can learn more about the policies that help us ensure we continue to meet the requirements of regulators and the needs of our students on MetFilm School’s policies and key documents page. Our policies and key documents are regularly reviewed, normally every four years, unless changes are required sooner for regulatory purposes or to comply with the law.
Queries about policies or processes can be referred to email@example.com.
MetFilm School has a framework of Committees that govern decision-making at the School. The Student Voice is represented at every Academic Committee, from Student Voice Committees (which deal with programme-related matters) up to and including Academic Board.
Students can access minutes of relevant meetings through our Learning Management System and intranet. If you would like more information about the governance structures or have particular queries about our processes you can reach out to the Quality Team (firstname.lastname@example.org)
MetFilm School Governance Framework
MetFilm School has developed a framework to ensure the highest standards of academic and corporate governance are applied to safeguard and enhance the student interest in institutional decision making. The full detailed framework can be accessed here.
Each committee meets regularly and detailed minutes are taken and, where relevant, made available to staff, students, and more widely. Annual reviews of effectiveness are conducted internally for each committee, and period external reviews ensure the framework continues to be robust and reflective of sector best practice.
The framework details the School’s expectations of our Governing Body, and the principles of good governance which the School applies, to ensure we meet the requirements of the OfS (Office for Students) and recommendations of other sector best practice bodies.
MetFilm School Board
The Board is responsible for the vision, mission, and strategic plans of MetFilm School.
MetFilm School Academic Board
Academic Board is the senior academic authority and guardian of academic standards and quality, reporting to the Board.