Sign-off and monitoring

3.18 The report is also received by the Faculty AESC/QLIC, in order to:

  • enable the committee to monitor the completion of conditions and recommendations
  • identify any themes arising from approval events across the Faculty
  • respond to any matters raised by the panel for action at local level, for example, the appointment of an external examiner.

Approval for delivery of the programme is not dependent on the programme team’s response to recommendations, but the Faculty AESC/QLIC may ask programme teams to consider and act upon certain recommendations sooner than the first annual review of the programme if they consider that an early response will benefit students on the programme.

Faculty AESC/QLICs should also recognise any commendations for good practice, and consider how this can be disseminated to other PDTs.

3.19 When the Panel Chair and ADESE are satisfied with the action taken by the PDT and have signed off the response to conditions form, the documentation will be forwarded to the Chair of QLIC (the PVC Student & Staff Experience) for final approval on behalf of QLIC and the Vice-Chancellor’s Group.

Following this approval, the link QAO will notify:

  • colleagues in Marketing and Communications
  • Strategic Change & Planning
  • Admissions
  • Registry
  • colleagues in the Faculty (and, for collaborative provision, the Legal Services and Brookes Global or UK Partnerships teams).

The ‘subject to validation’ tag will be removed from the programme marketing materials and prospectus, and the programme will be allocated a UCAS code to enable students to enrol - for collaborative arrangements, the APQO will enter the new arrangements onto the University’s register of collaborative provision. The Student Records & Curriculum Management Team will be provided with a full set of the definitive programme information, in order it can be set up on the course records system, and the programme specification will be published on the APQO website.