Course Approval and Re-approval process

Course Approval and Re-approval process

For Academic Planning and Portfolio Group (APPG): see new page

Course Planning and Approval/Re-approval Process:

Following approval by APPG, the Course Planning and Approval/Re-approval Process is the means by which the University approves all courses leading to an award granted by UW, either directly or via partnership arrangements. The development process is based upon a consultancy model carried out by the course team in discussion with internal and external specialists. Listed below are the appendices as outlined in the process document:

Appendix 1 Flowchart for Course Planning and Approval/Re-approval process
Appendix 2 Standard Criteria for Approval of all Provision
Appendix 3 Checklist for Courses involving Collaborative Arrangements

Appendix 4 Initial Course Proposal Form (See APPG forms)
Appendix 4A Approval documentation sign-off form
Appendix 4B Briefing paper template for attendees of approval meeting
Appendix 4C Variation to Regulations Request form - new from March 2021

Appendix 5 Intent to Approve form (ITA) for all courses undergoing approval/re-approval
Appendix 6 Guidance on choosing External Advisers/External Panel Members

Appendix 7 Programme Specification Templates
Appendix 8 Course Handbook guidance for 2021/22
Appendix 9 Module Specification Template - updated May 2021

Appendix 10A Report Template for External Adviser 1
Appendix 10B Report Template for Employer External Adviser

Appendix 11 Resource Statement - UW based programmes
Appendix 12 Resource Statement - Collaborative Provision courses

Appendix 13 AQU Officer's Report Template
Appendix 14 Approval of new delivery venues for existing provision

Blended and Online Delivery - guidance, guidelines and definitions (added April 2021)

Learner Journeys Audit Tool for Course Teams

The University takes a risk-based approach with regard to approving changes to modules and/or courses. The degree of external input varies according to the types of changes that may occur (see Appendix 15 below).

Appendix 15 Guidance on Amendments to Modules and Courses
Appendix 16 Amendments to Approved Modules form
Appendix 16B AAM Temporary Changes to Modules
Appendix 17 Amendments to Approved Courses form
Appendix 18 Removal of Optional Modules form
Appendix 19 Cumulative change tracking spreadsheet

Appendix 21 Temporary Changes for 2021/22

Part A should be completed for a course (or group of related courses).
Part B should be completed for a module (or group of modules) that require adjustments.

Appendix 21A Temporary Changes Form A
Appendix 21B Temporary Changes Form B

Guidance for mapping UW HND awards to Pearson BTEC HN awards

Approving Higher and Degree Apprenticeships

Guidance and Process for the University Approval of Higher and Degree Apprenticeships
Specification for Higher Level and Degree Apprenticeships
Guidance for the Apprenticeship Apprentice Handbook and Employer Handbook
Checklist for the Management of In-house Apprenticeships   
Post approval review process for Apprenticeships

Register of End-point Assessment Organisation: Intent to Proceed Form


External Adviser's Expenses Claim Form

Feedback on AQU processes

If you have recently attended an approval or review event at the University of Worcester, please click here to go to our Evaluation Questionnaire.