Validation refers to the process of approval of new and revised courses. The judgement as to whether a course of study designed to lead to an award meets the University's requirements is undertaken by a panel, which includes external peers as appropriate.

A flowchart of the validation process can be found in the Quality Assurance Procedures for Taught Courses - 2016 Appendix B

Validation Principles and Guidance

Types of Validation Event

Appointment of Validation Panels

Documentation Required for Validation

Format of the Event

Outcomes of the Validation Event

Procedures for Progressing Validation Reports

CMA Guidance February 2016