Partner quality assurance procedures 2017/18

Included below are details of partner quality assurance procedures including the procedures themselves and any related documents or links that they refer to.

Included are:

  • Annual programme monitoring (Academic Partnerships) procedure
  • Annual Monitoring (Plymouth University International College (PUIC)) procedure
  • Approval of a new higher or degree apprenticeship procedure (new for 2017-2018)
  • Approval and review of articulation arrangements
  • Approval of a new programme/award (Academic Partnerships) procedure
  • Approval of a new programme (Plymouth University International College (PUIC)/Navitas) procedure
  • Approval procedure for new UK partnerships in health and education
  • Discontinuation procedures  for taught provision collaborative arrangements
  • Institutional oversight of Taught Degree Awarding Powers (TDAP)/Foundation Degree Awarding Powers (FDAP) applications made by University partners
  • Introduction to the Register of Collaborative Provision and the Taxonomy (formerly Typologies)
  • Periodic review procedure (including review for UK and International partnerships)
  • Planning and approval of a new collaborative partner procedure

Annual programme monitoring (Academic Partnerships) process 2017-18

Link to Academic partnerships processes and scroll down to Joint Board of Studies including Annual Programme Monitoring (APM) for details of the annual programme monitoring procedures for Plymouth University awarded higher education (HE) programmes delivered in partnership by (predominantly) further education (FE) institutions through Plymouth University’s Academic Partnerships’ office

Annual Monitoring (Plymouth University International College (PUIC)) procedure 2017-18

The purpose of annual monitoring is to ensure that the academic standards and quality of the provision offered by the College is maintained and enhanced. The procedure is explained below

Approval of a new higher or degree apprenticeship

Apprenticeships are relationships formed and managed for the delivery of Higher or Degree Apprenticeship standards (HA/DA). This procedure outlines approval for these arrangements.

Approval and review of articulation arrangements 2017-18

Approval of a new programme/award (Academic Partnerships) procedure 2017-18

Approval of a new programme (Plymouth University International College (PUIC)/Navitas) procedure 2017-18

PUIC is an Associate College of Plymouth University and offers international students access to a broad array of undergraduate and postgraduate pathways delivered by the College and the University, comprising a series of stages of study. This procedure outlines the approval process for foundation, stage one equivalent, stage one integrated programmes or Pre-Masters programmes

Approval procedure for new UK partnerships in health and education 2017-18

The University has a number of UK partnerships in the areas of Health and Education where programmes/modules can only be delivered in conjunction with an NHS Trust or organisation involved in the delivery of health and social care, or Primary/Secondary Schools due to national requirements. This procedure details the stages of approval for these arrangements.

Discontinuation procedures for taught provision collaborative arrangements 2017-18

The procedure below outlines the stages to be taken to discontinue a specified programme/programmes (but with the institutional partnership continuing for other provision). Additionally it explains the procedure for discontinuation of the institutional partnership as a whole (and, hence, all programmes offered under that partnership). Any forms/links referenced in the procedure are given below.

Institutional oversight of Taught Degree Awarding Powers (TDAP)/Foundation Degree Awarding Powers (FDAP) applications made by University partners 2017-18

Procedures approved by Academic Board which outline the approach that the University must adopt towards any of its partners who have applied/are applying for Taught Degree Awarding Powers (TDAP) or Foundation Degree Awarding Powers (FDAP).

Periodic Review

We manage the Periodic Review procedure and related events, across Plymouth University and our partner institutions.

Find out more about how we maintain our taught programmes, academic standards and student achievements.

Periodic Review procedure and outcomes

Planning and approval of a new collaborative partner procedure 2017-18

This procedure covers the establishment of partnerships for all collaborative taught provision arrangements. Any associated documents, forms and guidance referenced within the procedure are listed below.