Programme validation and review

We regularly conduct programme validation and review events for our programmes. These are conducted in line with the policy and procedures set out in Chapter 13 of our Code of Practice.

Any new programme developments take into account external guidelines, such as the QAA's UK Quality Code for Higher Education, the Framework for Higher Education Qualifications (FHEQ). This is articulated through the use of programme and module specifications. Approval of new programmes of study may involve the validation of new modules and the approval of modifications to existing modules.

The validation and review panels include external members who have no relationship with us to ensure an external, balanced viewpoint. Programmes are not restricted to a set period of approval but must be reviewed at least once every five years in line with the arrangements set down for programme review. They may be subject to review within that timeframe if agreed by Quality, Policy and Regulation.

View our Programme Validation and Review Schedule