Academic Quality and Partnerships

Validation

Validation is the process by which new courses are fully approved by the University. This process enables the University to have confidence that for each course:

• academic standards have been secured;
• content and learning outcomes align with the national Framework for Higher Education
Qualifications (FHEQ), relevant Subject Benchmark Statements and PSRB requirements as
appropriate;
• an excellent student experience will be delivered.

Once given approval by Portfolio Approval Committee (PAC), courses will progress to validation. This involves a detailed scrutiny of the curriculum by a panel of independent internal and external members. More details can be found in the validation handbook 21-22

A Curriculum Manager will liaise with the course development lead to organise the validation event. Timescales for the validation process following PAC approval are outlined in the timescales document 21-22.

The following documentation should be prepared for the validation event: