Policies & Regulatory Frameworks

Policies & Regulatory Frameworks

A list of regulatory frameworks, policies and guidance related to quality and learning and teaching is produced annually for ease of reference (link goes to latest Word version November 2019).

The remainder of this page lists quality-related strategies, regulatory frameworks, policies and guidance.

For guidance related to QA&E processes, please access directly through associated process page

University Strategies

Learning and Teaching Strategy 2020-25       

Regulatory Frameworks

Taught Courses Regulatory Framework (TCRF)

Guidance on the implications of the move to the Taught Course Regulatory Framework (TCRF) for Undergraduate and Postgraduate courses

Generic Grade Descriptors 


Quality-related Policies

Academic Representatives - Role Description for Course Reps and Institute Representatives - updated December 2017
Admissions Policy
Assessment Policy - (includes Guidance on Designing Module and Course Assessment Strategies and information on Referencing) updated Nov 2019  
Assessment - Policy and Procedures on Inclusive Assessment updated July 2020

Collaborative Academic Arrangements Policy
Course Closure Policy and forms, see APPG forms here

Diversity and Equality policies, schemes and action plans (for race, disability, gender)

Marketing and Public Information:       

Policy and Procedures for Approving Public Information and Marketing Materials for Collaborative Partnerships and Provision - updated March 2018
Provision of Information for Prospective Students Policy - new for March 2018     
Provision of Information for Prospective Students Template - new for March 2018

Module Evaluation:

Module Evaluation - Guidance for Use and Dissemination of Results updated Dec 2019
Module Evaluation Policy updated August 2020
Module Evaluation Questionnaire 
Module Evaluation Response Form 

Peer-Supported Review of Teaching: added August 2017
Peer-Supported Review of Teaching Introductory Text
Peer-Supported Review of Teaching Policy
Peer-Supported Review of Teaching Form
Teaching Session Observation Form

Personal Academic Tutoring Policy and Link to PAT webpage
Personal Development Planning - Policy and Quality Standards on Supporting Student PDP

Placement and Work-based Learning:

Policy on the Management of Placement and Work-based Learning - updated July 2016
Appendix 1 University Risk Assessment Form for Placement Learning - updated July 2020
Appendix 2 Placement Providers' Health and Safety Questionnaire - updated July 2020
Appendix 3 Student Placement Conduct and Health and Safety Agreement - updated July 2020
Appendix 4a Placement and Work-based Learning - Audit Record - updated for Sept 2017
Appendix 4b Placement and Work-based Learning - Audit Record - Version for courses where a requirement of entry to the course is for students to be in work, and their workplace is the setting for work-based learning - updated for Sept 2017
Guidance for Placement Risk Profiling and Risk Reducing Actions (to be used in completion of Appendix 1 - the University Risk Assessment Form)
Placement Approval Checklist - added March 2017
Accessible high quality placements and work based learning for all students

Registered Lecturers for UW Collaborative Academic Provision (Policy for the Approval of ...)

Student Voice:

Course Management Committees - updated August 2019
Student Academic Representation Code of Practice
Course Reps/Academic Representation: see https://www.worcsu.com/yourvoice/reps/staff/

Curriculum Design Policy and Guidance:  

Curriculum Design Policy - updated December 2019 

Guide to writing learning outcomes
Guidance for the design of Undergraduate Courses - updated November 2019        
Guidance for the design of Foundation Degrees - updated November 2019

Inclusion Toolkit - new for November 2019
Integrated Masters - Design Specification for new UW awards        

Learning, Teaching and Assessment - guidance for providing information for students
Mapping programme level learning outcomes to modules/exit awards - guidance November 2018       
Module Outline guidance - updated July 2019

Standardisation and moderation - see Assessment Practice
Student Exchanges - Principles and outline approach to management      

Referencing - see Assessment Policy, Section 6
Turnitin® Policy 

Video content in lecture design - guidance on use of and how to record contact time
Teaching and Learning hours - QAA guidance on information for students 
Talis and Reading Lists - the use of Talis Aspire in module specifications