Validation and Revalidation

The University has clear processes for programme design and approval, for both validation (approval of a new programme) and revalidation (amendment of an existing programme).

The Programme Approval Quality Assurance Manual is aimed at academic staff responsible for assembling the required programme documentation for (re)validation, and details the processes by which they are conducted.


All University programmes are created and edited within the Academic Programme Management System (APMS). APMS supports and automates the process of (re)validation from programme initiation through to final approval by Academic Affairs Committee. Advice on how to use APMS to develop programmes is available from your link Quality Officer, and the system can be accessed via the links below.


Additional (re)validation guidance is available in the following discrete documents. Where relevant, the principles and processes in these documents must also be followed.