Part B is about the quality of learning opportunities that are in place. Specifically, how well these opportunities support students and allow them to get the most out of their higher education experience. Chapters in Part B follow the programme/student life cycle.


Chapters from Part B


Quality Code, Chapter B1: Programme Design, Development and Approval

Publication Date: 15 Dec 2011

This Chapter addresses the initial design and development of a programme and the processes which lead to a decision by the degree-awarding body that it may be delivered.

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Quality Code, Chapter B2: Recruitment, Selection and Admission to Higher Education

Publication Date: 31 Oct 2013

This Chapter focuses on policies and procedures related to the recruitment, selection and admission of students to higher education. It offers a framework for assuring quality and provides guidance on selection and admission.

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Quality Code, Chapter B3: Learning and Teaching

Publication Date: 15 Dec 2011

This Chapter focuses on the learning opportunities that higher education providers make available to students, and on the staff who teach and who support learning.

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Quality Code, Chapter B4: Enabling Student Development and Achievement

Publication Date: 15 Dec 2011

This Chapter addresses the ways in which higher education providers enable students to develop and achieve their academic, personal and professional potential.

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Quality Code, Chapter B5: Student Engagement

Publication Date: 05 Dec 2011

This Chapter covers student engagement at undergraduate and postgraduate level and focuses on the provision of an inclusive environment for student engagement.

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Quality Code, Chapter B6: Assessment of Students and the Recognition of Prior Learning

Publication Date: 15 Dec 2011

This Chapter deals with the assessment of student learning, both learning which is achieved as part of a defined programme, and learning at the equivalent level achieved outside of this.

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Quality Code, Chapter B7: External Examining

Publication Date: 15 Dec 2011

This Chapter is designed to ensure that external examining can operate in a way which is transparent, rigorous and as consistent as possible across all UK higher education institutions.

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Quality Code, Chapter B8: Programme Monitoring and Review

Publication Date: 15 Dec 2011

This Chapter discusses the mechanisms higher education providers use to monitor a programme once it is running, and to determine how it can be improved. It also addresses the closure of existing programmes.

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Quality Code, Chapter B9: Academic Appeals and Student Complaints

Publication Date: 15 Dec 2011

This Chapter sets out principles for addressing academic appeals and complaints by students about the quality of learning opportunities at higher education providers

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Quality Code, Chapter B10: Managing Higher Education Provision with Others

Publication Date: 15 Dec 2011

This Chapter is based on the key principle that the delivery of learning opportunities with others should widen learning opportunities without prejudice to the academic standards and quality of the award

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Quality Code, Chapter B11: Research Degrees

Publication Date: 15 Dec 2011

This Chapter is about doctorates and research master's degrees. It is informed by a wider context in which UK research degrees are offered, including an environment of continuous improvement and the desire to learn from others' experiences.

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Additional resources


A number of additional resources are available that provide supporting information and guidance for this Part of the Quality Code.