2.3 Documentation for approval panels

  • 2.3.1 The PDT must prepare the following documentation for submission to the programme approval panel:

    1. T2.6 Submission document
    2. T2.7 Programme specification in conjunction with G2.2 Programme Specification Guidance
    3. T2.8 Module descriptor
    4. Programme handbook (either use the online Moodle handbook template, or refer to guidance in T2.9 Programme handbook guidance)
    5. Any additional documentation required by a professional body
    6. For programmes which are to be delivered, in whole or substantial part, by distance or e-learning, a selection of teaching materials must be provided, and a demonstration of the VLE included in the programme for the approval meeting.  The specific requirements for demonstrations at individual events should be agreed in advance with the panel Chair and Officer, so that the panel is able to make a judgement on the learning experience that will be provided through the proposed mode of study
    7. For programmes being re-validated, or for new programmes which include existing modules, a Change Request Form must be completed for any existing modules being amended for use in the new version of the programme 
    8. Closure forms for any programmes being replaced by the new provision (see section 2.5)


    2.3.2 The Panel should also be provided with links to any websites containing information relevant to the proposal (e.g. PSRB websites, subject/qualification benchmark statements, apprenticeship standards, etc); and with guidance note G2.3 Conduct of Approval Panels