The following resources are provided to support the development and approval of courses still engaged in Phases 1-3 of CT (mainly taught postgraduate courses).
Phase 1: information gathering
There are numerous ways in which consultation and engagement with stakeholders can take place. As part of the approval process for Phase 1, Departments will be expected to demonstrate how they have used information gathered through these activities to inform the review of their current provision and the development of a refreshed Course Vision.
Engaging with key stakeholders
Gathering information about the courses offered by comparator institutions and departments can usefully highlight key similarities and differences in offerings to students. This can help to inform your reflection and Course Vision through assessment of your distinctiveness within the market.
The course pages of other University websites will provide headline information about courses, and will usually provide links to more detail about the structure of modules, teaching methods, and assessment.
A template for gathering comparator information is provided. The tables provide a guide to the areas of key information to look out for as the basis for comparison.
Phases 2-3: course and unit development
Please refer to the University QA Code of Practice statement on Curriculum Transformation approvals during 2023-24 for full details of the documentation required at each stage. The statement also provides the key reference points for design, which must be aligned to unless exemptions are sought and approved:
- The Academic Framework for Taught Courses (10 credits), QA3 Annex A
- The Curriculum Design Principles, QA3 Annex C
- The Assessment for Learning Design Principles, QA3 Annex D
- The Assessment Taxonomy, QA3 Annex E
- The CT Phase 2-3 Success Criteria approved by Senate on 10 April 2019
- Postgraduate Taught Assessment Regulations (PGTAR).
Templates for mapping Course Intended Learning Outcomes (CILOs) as well as for a course Assessment Strategy are available from the QA3 Approval of New Programmes of Study webpage. CLT guidance on writing CILOs and assessment and feedback design is available on the Hub via the links below:
Support for development and approval
For support with the development and approval of CT courses please contact the relevant CLT liaison:
Faculty of Engineering and Design: Rob Eaton (Curriculum and Academic Development Manager)
Faculty of Humanities and Social Science: Jo Charles (Curriculum and Academic Developer)
Faculty of Science: Liz Beaven (Curriculum and Academic Developer)
School of Management: Liz Beaven (Curriculum and Academic Developer)
Latest news and updates
The CT Digest site provides consolidated update on important changes, activity and resources connected with Curriculum Transformation.