Quality Assurance (QA) in education is a system of ensuring that quality management and quality control processes are in place within an organisation which can demonstrate training and monitoring of standards. These processes also ensure there is a quality evidence base. QA identifies where organisations are not meeting standards for simulation based education and training and outline options for promoting improvement.
The development of a national strategy for clinical skills education in Scotland required a QA system to be in place for simulation based education to set up a continuous improvement culture of clinical skills practice by individuals or teams of health care practitioners. A QA system ensures that standards of simulation based education are accessible to all health care practitioners wherever they practice and whatever their professional background.