The College defines 'collaborative provision' as: any type of educational opportunity where the achievement of the relevant learning outcomes for a King’s module or programme of study is dependent on the arrangement made with a Partner. For further information please refer to the College's 'Definitions of collaborative activity'.
The College retains responsibility for the academic standards of its own awards and for the quality of the student experience. The College's 'Procedures for the approval and monitoring of collaborative activity' detailed in our Quality Assurance Handbook are designed to meet the expectations and core practices of the QAA's UK Quality Code for Higher Education and those of the QAA's Advice and Guidance: Partnerships.
They set out the key policy principles and processes for the effective management and oversight of all aspects of the student's academic experience when delivering the learning opportunity with a Partner and that our standards of awards will be credible and secure. This takes the form of a risk based approach from initial approval through to monitoring and review prior to renewal or termination of an agreement.
The following webpages detail the processes for the approval and monitoring of collaborative provision and have been separated out as follows:
It is essential for the College to ensure that all parties have a clear understanding of what is expected and that appropriate steps are taken to identify and mitigate for any risks and meet student expectations, particularly where the programme arrangements are considered complex or unusual.
The appropriate professional services departments should also be consulted directly for advice and support when initiating and developing proposals for the following activities: