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Course Approval Process

Proposer Documents

Flowchart - Phase One Course Approval Process [Acrobat (.pdf) - 51 KB Thu, 20 Jul 2017 13:21:00 BST]

Phase 1 - Faculty Executive

Proposers need to complete the documentation in liaison with the Head of Department before submission to the Faculty Office for consideration by the Associate Dean (Academic) and submission to Faculty Executive. 

The Course Approval Web Form below is for all campus based and distance learning course proposals. For all other proposlas such as collaborative and short courses please continue to use the documentation under the relevant course approval webpages 



Course Approval Web Form

 Below are templates for documents to accompany the Web Form

Request for Phase 1 Approval [Word (.doc) - 61 KB Tue, 18 Jul 2017 10:15:00 BST]

Market Analysis template [Word (.doc) - 65 KB Tue, 18 Jul 2017 10:16:00 BST]

Guidance Notes - Additional Market Analysis Considerations [Acrobat (.pdf) - 210 KB Thu, 06 Jul 2017 11:35:00 BST]

Guidance Notes - Compiling Market Research Information [Acrobat (.pdf) - 1,096 KB Thu, 06 Jul 2017 11:35:00 BST]

Course Structure Form [Word (.doc) - 61 KB Tue, 18 Jul 2017 10:19:00 BST]

Distance Learning Checklist for Course Development Teams [Acrobat (.pdf) - Tue, 08 Aug 2017 08:21:00 BST]

Guidance for Degree Apprenticeships proposals [Acrobat (.pdf) - Fri, 24 Nov 2017 13:58:00 GMT]

Financial Statement

The following flowchart will assist in identifying the correct form to use depending on the type of proposal but you should also discuss this with your Faculty Accountant prior to submission

Course Approval Finance Form Identifier [Acrobat (.pdf) - 96 KB Tue, 18 Jul 2017 10:20:00 BST]

Confirmation of Additional Costs form [Word (.doc) - 58 KB Tue, 18 Jul 2017 10:36:00 BST]

 Other Finance form templates are available here or from your Faculty Accountant

PHASE TWO - Approval Committee

After Faculty Executive has approved Phase One, these documents need to be completed by the Proposer in liaison with the Head of Department. These documents need to be submitted to the Faculty Office within the agreed timescales. Guidance notes are also included to assist the Proposer in completing the documentation.

Programme Specification - Template [Word (.doc) - 63 KB Wed, 01 Nov 2017 08:32:00 GMT]

Guidance Notes - Completing the Programme Specification [Acrobat (.pdf) - 189 KB Tue, 18 Jul 2017 10:40:00 BST]

Combined Honours Programme Specification Supplement - Template [Word (.doc) - 122 KB Tue, 18 Jul 2017 10:41:00 BST]

Unit Assessment Map [Word (.doc) - 44 KB Wed, 15 Apr 2015 10:14:00 BST]

Unit Learning Outcomes Map [Word (.doc) - 53 KB Wed, 15 Apr 2015 10:15:00 BST]

Unit Descriptor Form [Word (.doc) - 47 KB Tue, 06 Dec 2016 14:44:00 GMT]

Guidance Notes - Completing the Unit Descriptor [Acrobat (.pdf) - 125 KB Wed, 16 Aug 2017 11:22:00 BST]

Guidance Notes - writing unit/course aims and learning outcomes [Acrobat (.pdf) - 563 KB Tue, 06 Dec 2016 14:46:00 GMT]

Academic Staff Profile for Approval Committees [Word (.doc) - 58 KB Mon, 26 Jan 2015 14:07:00 GMT]


   For guidance on producing the draft Student Handbook please see the DCQE webpage.



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