Quality management

Quality Assurance Code of Practice statements

QA Code of Practice: complete as at 1 August 2017.

Introduction with links to other internal and external policies and statements

QA3  Approval of New Programmes of Study (including Annexes)

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Annexes  C – G, Programme design information relating to assessment under NFA-AR:
Annex C - First degrees  
Annex D - PGT programmes  
Annex E - Foundation degrees  
Annex F - Honours Year programmes 
Annex G - CPD Framework programmes

 QA4 Amendments to Existing Units and Programmes and the Approval of New Units

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  • Form 2 Withdrawal of Programme

QA6 Placement Learning

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QA7 Research Degrees

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QA8 Professional Accreditation

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QA9 Professional Development and Recognition for all staff and students who teach

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  • Form 1 Approval of Teaching Assistants
  • Form 2 Approval of Units on which GTAs may mark
  • Form 3 Annual Report on employment of students teaching assistants

QA12 External Examining (Taught Provision)

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QA13 Degree Scheme Reviews

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  • Current Degree Scheme Review Schedule
  • Form 1 Guidance for members of Degree Scheme Review panels and panel minute template
  • Form 2 PED guidance and template
  • Note 3 Guidance for student members of DSR panels
  • Form 4 DSR typical action plan template 

QA16 Assessment, Marking and Feedback

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  • Form 1 Form to request an extension 

QA20 Collaborative Provision (Taught)

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QA22 Recruitment, Selection and Admission of Students

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QA28 Conduct of Examinations 

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QA31 Recruitment and Support for International Students 

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QA33 Personal Tutoring

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QA35 Assessment Procedures for Taught Programmes of study

QA35 Assessment Procedures for Taught Programmes of study

  • Appendix 1 - Role of the independent observer (IO); Template for IO reports
  • Appendix 2 - Agenda and minute templates and guidance
    • Template 1 - Board of Examiners for Units: Notice of Meeting
    • Template 2 - Board of Examiners for Units: Minutes
    • Template 3 - Board of Examiners for Programmes: Notice of Meeting – continuing students
    • Template 4 - Board of Examiners for Programmes: Notice of Meeting – finalists
    • Template 5 - Board of Examiners for Programmes: Minutes – continuing students
    • Template 6 - Board of Examiners for Programmes: Minutes – finalists
  • Appendix 3 - Attendance tables
  • Appendix 4 - Guidance on addressing problems with assessment (including scaling and SMCs)

QA37 Student Exchanges

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Annex A - Support for students undertaking exchanges/study year abroad

  • Form 1 Approval of new exchanges
  • Form 2 Erasmus+ agreement template
  • Form 3 Memorandum of Agreement (for non-Erasmus) 
  • Form 4 Renewal of exchanges 

QA38 Induction of Students

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QA41 Code of Practice for Distance Learning Provision

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QA44 Programme Handbooks and Programme Specifications:  provision of information to students

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QA45 Accreditation of Prior Learning

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QA48 Student Engagement with Quality Assurance and Enhancement

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  • Form 3 Annual report template for Postgraduate Research programmes

QA51 Annual Monitoring of Units and Programmes

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Please refer to statement QA51 before accessing these forms:

  • Form 1: Undergraduate template
  • Form 2: Postgraduate taught template
  • Form 3: Collaborative Provision
  • Form 4: Unit monitoring template (non mandatory)
  • Form 5a: Faculty summary report (undergraduate). Form 5a is for faculty use only.  For UG programme AMRs please use Form 1
  • Form 5b: Faculty summary report (postgraduate). Form 5b is for faculty use only.  For PG programme AMRs please use Form 2

Forms 6-9 (Unit evaluation): These report templates can be downloaded from SAMIS with the quantitative data for the unit:

  • Form 6 Unit evaluation report template (standard units)
  • Form 7 Unit evaluation report template (placement units)
  • Form 8 Unit evaluation report template (study abroad units)
  • Form 9 Unit evaluation report template (distance learning units)

QA53 Examination and Assessment Offences

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QA55 Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance 

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QA56 Continuing Professional Development

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29 previous QA statements have been withdrawn:
QA1, QA2, QA5, QA10, QA11, QA14, QA15, QA17, QA18, QA19, QA21, QA23, QA24, QA25, QA26, QA27, QA29, QA30, QA32, QA34, QA36, QA39, QA40, QA42, QA43, QA46, QA47, QA49, QA50, QA52, QA54