Code of Practice for the Development, Approval, and Modification of Taught Provision

Academic Quality and Standards - Code of Practice for the Development, Approval, and Modification of Taught Provision

The Code of Practice for the Development, Approval, and Modification of Taught Provision describes the formal processes of programme development and programme approval. It includes policy and guidance on:

  • initial programme development
  • submissions to the college and the University Portfolio Management Group
  • documentation required for the Programme Approval process
  • constitution and conduct of Programme Approval Panels.

Adobe Acrobat (PDF) Code of Practice for the Development, Approval, and Modification of Taught Provision (PDF)

Purpose:

The purpose of this Code is to ensure that:

  • all taught provision is designed to ensure that threshold academic standards are consistently set and maintained
  • all taught provision is designed to deliver the highest quality learning opportunities for students
  • the detailed resource implications of taught provision are identified and met
  • proposals for new provision are consistent with the University’s mission and strategy, and with plans for development and growth, and have available and sustainable market
  • the University is able to meet the requirements of the UK Quality Code for Higher Education, in particular, Chapters A1-5 and B1 and B10; and the requirements of relevant professional, statutory and regulatory bodies (PSRBs)
  • the approach used to approve new and amended programmes is proportionate to the risk inherent in the nature of a particular proposal.

Chapters A1-5, B1 and B10 of the UK Quality Code for Higher Education (external site: QAA)

Useful Resources:

Useful Documents:

Useful Resources:

Programme and module specification templates

Programme approval panels: composition, meeting agenda and reports

Suspension or withdrawal

Non-credit bearing courses

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