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Validation and Review

The QED supports the development and maintenance of the University's portfolio through supporting schools in the validation and periodic review of their programmes.

Validation

All new credit-bearing programmes at the University must undergo validation. The purpose of validation is to ascertain that the proposed programme is aligned to University strategy, will attain appropriate levels of quality and standards and takes cognisance of external benchmark statements as necessary. The Validation Process is outlined in full in the Academic Handbook and can be accessed here.

Prior to programme validation a proposed new programme must be supported by the Portfolio Development Committee and the Portfolio Enabling Group. The purpose of this initial approval process is to ascertain that adequate investigation has taken place with regards to the marketability of the programme, to ensure that the programme is in-keeping with University strategy and that the outline academic case is sound. Details of how to submit a new programme proposal can be found here.

QED, through its academic development specialists, can support programme teams in the design of new proposed programmes. Details of who to contact and a range of supporting materials on good programme design can be found on the QED Staff page. 

Periodic Review

The Periodic Review Process is Cardiff Metropolitan's quinquennial monitoring process of all programmes at home and at collaborative partners. The Periodic Review Process is outlined in full in the Academic Handbook and can be accessed here. 

The Periodic Review Process is an opportunity to look at the health of the programmes, to make adjustments to ensure the curriculum is still fit for purpose and continues to offer students a valuable learning and teaching experience.

QED, through its academic development specialists, can support programme teams in the redesign of programmes. Details of who to contact and a range of supporting materials on good programme design can be found on the QED Staff page.