NVAO inspection mark Van Hall Larenstein

All programmes of VHL University of Applied Sciences (VHL) are accredited by the Accreditation Organisation of the Netherlands and Flanders (in Dutch: NVAO). Every six years each programme has to renew this inspection mark. In order to accomplish this, a visitation-panel will assess the programme and produce a visitation report. Every cluster of programmes is visited in a different year.

In 2010, the programmes were assessed according to a framework with 21 aspects, divided in 6 subjects. The programmes that were assessed between 2011 and 2014 have a qualification based on three standards, supplemented by a positive assessment on school-wide subjects. From 2015 on, there is a framework with 11 standards, divided in 7 subjects.

Every standard or aspect receives a qualification: insufficient, sufficient, good or excellent. From 2011 on, part of the inspection mark is also a total qualification of the entire programme. Until now (June 2015), the bachelor programmes Garden and Landscape Architecture and Environmental Sciences and the Associate degree programme Enterprise have received the total qualification 'good'.

You can find more information about the accreditation framework on the NVAO website. The final decisions as well as the visitation reports of the programmes of VHL are public and can be consulted.