All new and modified programme proposals require Academic Approval before any significant development work is undertaken.
Proposals that involve a partner organisation or which involve financial investment by the University require approval from the Strategic Planning and Resource Development Committee (SPRDC). To obtain this approval a completed Strategic Approval Form (SAF) should be submitted to the Secretary of SPRDC.
New programme proposals require Academic Approval and this can be obtained in one of two ways, as follows:
New programme prosposals, both those that have required Strategic Approval and those that do not, require approval by Programmes Committee. All proposals need to be included on a Programme Approval Form (PAF) which is to be submitted to the Secretary of Programmes Committee.
Higher and Degree Apprenticeship require Academic Approval please see the Higher and Degree Apprenticeship information pages via this link. Once completed the Apprenticeship Approval Form (AAF) is to be submitted to the Secretary of Programmes Committee.
Modification to an existing programme requires Academic Approval and this can be obtained, as follows:
A completed Change Approval Form (CAF) should be submitted to the Secretary of Programmes Committee.
The procedure to be followed is documented in The Modification to Taught Programme Guidelines 2017/18
Programme Closure or Suspension requires approval from Programmes Committtee as follows:
A completed Programme Closure and Suspension Form should be submitted to the Secretary of Programmes Committee.
Financial Planning for Programme Approval
The following spreadsheet can be used to provide the Appendix 1 financial information which is required for all Strategic, Academic and/or Apprenticeship Approval processes
Appendix 1 - Financial Planning for Approval Process
If you have any questions please contact the Standards and Enhancement Office at email@example.com or telephone Hilary Birtwistle 01204 903867
The following documents contain JACS codes that are required to complete the Approval Forms
JACS Complete Classification with Detailed Definitions
JACS Principal Subjects
JACS Complete Classification