Definitions of types of arrangements


Collaborative arrangements that would come under the jurisdiction of the UK Quality Code and require oversight by the University’s Collaborative Provision Committee include the following types of arrangements:

  • Doctoral Training Centres involving more than one organisation;
  • Joint supervision of research degrees or provision for doctoral research to be conducted at another academic or industrial organisation (applicable either to individuals or cohorts of students);
  • Franchised programmes delivered by non-degree-awarding bodies through a variety of models;
  • Validated programmes delivered by non-degree-awarding bodies;
  • Joint, double or multiple awards granted by one or more other awarding bodies;
  • Provision by 'embedded colleges' of study preparatory to undergraduate or postgraduate higher education programmes;
  • Articulation arrangements, whereby all students who satisfy academic criteria on one programme are automatically entitled on academic grounds to be admitted with advanced standing to a subsequent stage of a programme of a degree awarding body.;
  • Credit-rating of learning/training/continuing professional development provided by employers/other organisations;
  • A range of work-based learning that may involve delivering full programmes, individual modules or elements of programmes for a specific employer, or otherwise using the workplace as a site of learning;
  • Placements, including those in industry, those required for teacher education, experience necessary for qualifications in the health professions (including for a Primary Medical Qualification) and continuing professional development;
  • Study abroad, including exchanges and student mobility programmes such as ERASMUS+;
  • Provision of learning support, resources or specialist facilities;
  • Branch campuses, educational villages and 'flying faculty' arrangements which include aspects of collaboration (such as provision of resources or employment of local administrative/clerical staff through arrangements with another organisation);
  • Distance learning and online delivery/massive open online courses (MOOCs) involving work with delivery organisations or support providers;
  • Collaboration between higher education providers on the delivery of Gaelic and Welsh-language provision (such as sharing resources, common curricula).