Develop a business case

At this point, you will be allocated an Academic Adviser in the Quality Office to help guide you through the process.

Getting approval for a new programme is a two step process. Firstly, you will need to develop a business case. The first formal step in the approval process is for the relevant College Business Group (or equivalent) to approve your business case. Development of the business case should take place in conjunction with the College Accountant, the Marketing and Recruitment teams and the Planning Office.

Secondly, you should develop an academic case. There are individual College processes for approval of academic cases, and this happens before submission to a Programme Approval Panel.

For more details of the process and paperwork required, see Create a New Course.

What do I need to do now?

  • Discuss your new programme with your College Programme Development Group.
  • Prepare a business case and financial plan. You will need to work with other groups, as described on the Role allocation page.
  • Complete parts A and B of the Programme Approval form.

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