Department for Curriculum and Quality Enhancement
Course Design and Approval
Curriculum framework (pdf, 449KB)
The University of Portsmouth Curricula framework document is intended to provide an enabling infrastructure for curricula design and delivery.
Writing aims and learning outcomes (pdf, 563KB)
This document will inform the writing of unit and course aims and learning outcomes.
HEA/QAA Relevant Documents and Sites
How to use learning outcomes and assessment criteria
This publication by Gosling and Moon (1st ed. 2001, 2nd/3rd ed. 2002. Revised Introduction 2009) is a practical guide designed to assist in writing and using learning outcomes and assessment criteria.
Designing learning outcomes and linking them to assessment (pdf, 233KB)
The authors Race, Brown, and Smith discuss strong and demonstrable links between intended learning outcomes and assessment processes and criteria that are central to the design of fit-for-purpose assessment - ensuring that assessment is constructively aligned.
Credit level descriptors 2016 for HE
Descriptors define the level of complexity, relative demand and autonomy expected of a learner on completion of a unit or programme of learning. They provide a description of levels of learning through a hierarchy of knowledge and skills.