The UK Quality Code for Higher Education (the the Quality Code) which acts as the definitive reference point for all UK higher education providers.  The Quality Code outlines what higher education providers are required to do, and what they can expect of each other, and what the general public can expect of them. The Partnerships Advice and Guidance theme of the Quality Code deals with collaborative provision and has the following expectations:

  • The academic standards of courses meet the requirements of the relevant national qualifications framework.
  • The value of qualifications awarded to students at the point of qualification and over time is in line with sector-recognised standards.
  • Courses are well-designed, provide a high-quality academic experience for all students and enable a student’s achievement to be reliably assessed.
  • From admission through to completion, all students are provided with the support that they need to succeed in and benefit from higher education.

The University's approach to Collaborative Provision is informed by the Quality Code's expectations as set out in the following policy and key principles.