The Department will need to liaise with its local Academic Quality Unit to set the timescale for approval of an authorised new programme.

Once a new programme proposal is authorised by the Academic Planning Committee (APC) the programme team can design its structure and content in full, preparing documentation for the approval process.  The Department will need to liaise with its local Academic Quality Unit (AQU) to set the timescale for approval. The AQU will manage the process and timescales involved.

Documents

Core documents to complete in preparation for approving a new programme:

Other useful documents

These documents may be supported by others which are specific to the nature of the programme being proposed: for example, Work Based Learning Guides, Mentoring Handbooks, Practice Assessment Documents or Competency Maps.